It is the integrated person who recognizes that meeting with true success requires that one's life be balanced, holistic, meaningful, and guided by the "spirit as the inner source of energy and spirituality as the outward expression of that force" (Dehler and Welsh, 2003, p.115) or "lived religion" (Gould 2005).
Please grant to me a singular and inexhaustible thread of faith that has been torn from the irregular, stained, and tattered cloth of your Son so that I might wholeheartedly persist in learning how to spin this yarn in a very pleasing and delightful way into a magnificent covering for the overall comfort, protection, and reassurance of the disadvantaged, elderly, and tired and weak among us.
May a great increase in collective faith and determination grow out from underneath this all inclusive blanketing of love, hard work, and shared life experience.
Truly, the excellent outcomes of renewed hope, safety, and well-being shall be more than sufficient joy and purpose for me in this brief but spectacular gift of life.
I love you God and thank you ever so much for this day.