Father of love, you made a new creation through Jesus Christ your son.
May his coming free us from sin and renew his life within us, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.
Lord of such compassionate wisdom, How often do I exalt myself and ignore you?
I look over the heads of my more humble brothers and sisters, not seeing how they rely on you so much more than I do.
Help me to learn from them to make you the center of my life.
You invite me to not be ashamed of what I have done in my life, but instead offer me a refuge.
Let me call out to you; hear me:
Give me the grace to see those around me who are brokenhearted.
Guide me in staying with them in their sorrows.
I ask for the courage to help them in all the ways they need it and to be your servant on this earth.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.