Mercy, meet me in my dreaming and in my deeds needed this night. Meet me and guide me in the ways of compassion, in caring more than seems wise and giving more than seems prudent, in living whole-heartedly enough to risk vulnerability and faith forward with a song of hope. Mercy, let me accompany you to where kindness is needed, to the community coming together to create real solutions to persistent problems, to end waiting for help to arrive and to create together help right now. Let me follow you, learning from the examples, wisdom, and songs of those I meet, the ways of mercy and the ways of peace. Mercy, let me meet you in my dreaming and in my doing what is needful this night and every night, for all my life. Amen.