Bless this day and all who greet it, all who need a little more encouragement to handle the challenges ahead, all who need a little more love to sustain them in risking for mercy's sake, all who need a little more help to make it through. Heart of Compassion lead us in blessing this day and appreciating the blessings we have and know. Bring us where we can best share our gifts for goodness. Help us be ready when we are called. Sustain us through the rough times. Soften us when we become stony hearted and weary. Heart of Compassion lead us in blessing this day and joining in that blessing with every deed and word and hope. Amen.