We thank you Lord that you give us beauty in exchange for ashes. When things seem destroyed beyond recognition, invaluable and wasted, you bring life and vitality. You give us the oil of joy in exchange for mourning. We forfeit that spirit of depression for praise. Thank you for giving us joy for the journey, peace beyond our understanding, beauty instead of burning embers. Depression gives way to praise as we entrust you to give us NEW LIFE, renewed strength and fresh hope for our future as well as your NOW care, because we place our trust in you. AMEN.