Today we pray for patience and perseverance. We have many outside forces competing for our energy and our industry, many impulses to distract our attention. Much as we might want to ignore them, often we simply can not. May this practice give us the tools to not be brought down by the demands of a world living at breakneck speed, but rather may our calmness allow us to navigate the tempest, and stand as testimony to the strength of living a grounded life. May we ever be mindful of that which is truly important, and find truth’s manifestation in the most trivial of tasks. We shall then have lived into our fullness. For patience we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.