Hope. We hold hope in our minds As we optimistically dream of what could be, and dare to believe that the dream is possible. Love. We hold love in our hearts As we experience God’s love for ourselves and others And are moved to loving kindness and compassion. Joy. We hold joy in our bodies Dancing, singing, leaping and shouting— Not hiding our joy but embodying, living, sharing it! This hope, this love, this joy is born of God But takes up residence in our whole being. Are we aware? Do we embrace this Spirit of God? O God, we pray that we may grow ever more aware And ready to embrace your Spirit within us, So we may shine your hopeful, loving, joyous light in this world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.