Mercy instruct us in every hour about the life of the whole and open heart. Grant us exemplars of courage to inspire us in our own taking heart, bearing up and bearing on through the challenges each and all of us face, of different kinds and different measures. Mercy lead us into the labyrinth of the spirit and guide us through the changes we must make. Help us accept what we need to accept, and gladly to do all that we can to heal the planet, to help one another, to be kinder and more generous, to live the way Love calls us to live. Mercy flower not only in our hearts, but find expression in our deeds, in our words, in our hopes, and in our dreams. Amen.