Heart of Compassion open our hearts today to one another, to the struggles each of us has, to the hopes each of us dreams, to the gifts for goodness each of us is made whole by sharing. Open our hearts to one another when we are overcome with weariness and miss important questions and offers of help. Open our hearts to one another when we are fighting fearfulness and in our fearfulness miss the ways out of that fear. Open our hearts to one another when we are plunged into impossibilities and frustrations that deny our gifts, our dignity, or our needs for survival. Heart of Compassion, open our hearts to one another that we may help each other into possibility, onto a path of achievement where our gifts may be shared, into relationships and a life of dignity and respect, into a life where we can not only survive, but thrive. Open our hearts to one another to laugh generously together, to create and share joy generously with every stranger and friend, to love boldly enough to risk vulnerability and strengthen community every day. Heart of Compassion, may we risk living open heartedly today and every day, remembering and revivifying the ways of mercy, the ways of love, the ways of peace, and the ways of hope, now and always. Amen.