God of compassion,
You call me to love and serve the people around me.
To live your kind of generosity, sacrifice, self-denial and compassion.
That is a daunting task.
I don’t always want to do it.
People are sometimes just awful.
And yet, with your help, I can try.
Empower me to give of myself to help others.
Fill me with the compassion and motivation to reach out.
Show me how to serve and love the people I encounter.
Help me care for people who are precious to me, people I don’t know, and people I’d rather ignore.
Use me as you love and transform the world.