Heart of Compassion we seek to follow your way every night and every day. Yet we falter and balk and fail and turn away from the compassionate way, giving in to pressure, expedience, bias, bigotry, and weariness. Help us grow more skilled in living a merciful and just life, in loving more boldly, in unlearning the hate and the bad habits we have studied and often perfected. Heart of Compassion through the way of care we find healing, share each other's burdens, and create a better day tomorrow. Guide us in every way, whatever we face, whatever we carry forward, wherever we are. Lead us in the way of mercy, justice, love, generosity, and peace now and always. Amen.