God of Wonder, bless those who marched for science today. Around the world, in hundreds of cities, people gathered to affirm the importance of scientific inquiry and to protest the diminishment of science through budget cuts and propaganda. We are surrounded by a world of complexity and beauty. The honest desire to know more about creation is a kind of holy curiosity that gives honor to both God and humanity. God, please grant today's protestors experiences of awe and wonder at this intricate cosmos, as well as a heavy dose of stubbornness. May such protests help us find one another--to meet the people in our communities who have shared values and concerns--that we might develop strong and lasting relationships of solidarity. Amen.