Loving Father, we ask for the grace to have the same kind of compassion that Jesus had. A compassion that gives encouragement and support to others in their difficult moments. A compassion that builds better interpersonal relationships. A compassion that leads to action. In short, a compassion that gives joy and life. We trust that you will provide all we need in order to be able to respond to the needs of your people, especially those you have placed in our lives. We ask for this grace, by the power and love of the Holy Spirit. Amen.