Most Merciful and Most Compassionate guide our hearts and hands, our words and our deeds, our dreaming and our hoping in the ways of love. When we touch, may we be gentle. Mercy and Compassion encourage us to generous rather than judgmental, kind rather than cruel, steadfast rather than inconstant; may we pause before the act of judgment, cruelty, or inconstancy and choose another way. May we be attentive to our choices, especially when we feel pressed and that no choice belongs to us. May we be attentive to how we can lessen one another's burdens, help one who is suffering, ease our own sorrows with sharing the gifts we have for goodness' sake. Most Merciful and Most Compassionate guide us through each and every day, in choosing and pursuing the ways of love. Amen.