Mercy help us find our way past condemnation that gives us a false security, that seeks separation from one another rather than compassion with each other. Help us find our way through reverence and through self-knowledge of our own failures and troubles, our own part in what has hurt. Knowing this, help us renew our care and our commitment to what heals, what bears hope, what turns us to a true security, a true peace, through our open-heartedness, our vulnerabilities, our risking to know, to cherish, to love, to care for one another, whether strangers or kin, whether apparent friends or apparent foes. Mercy help us find our way to a life of wholeness and of peace. Amen.