Our Father, We praise you for the wise riddles of creation and thank you for inviting us into the beauty of the Triune life. In your boundless, gratuitous love, you have called us to discern hard sayings, interpret parables and live as kings and queens, finding your glory in ten thousand places. We accept the coming year as a gift and a royal odyssey. We pray you will grant us the humility to rely on others and diligence in seeking out Wisdom and Righteousness. Deliver us from the distractions of this world, which are dark and empty, and help us orient our souls toward You so we can be filled with True Light. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.