A Collect for Gentleness
Gentle Lord, who will not break a bruised reed nor extinguish a smoldering wick, show us our hard edges, the harsh places in our hearts, and our rough ways of being with others, that we might recognize where we cause hurt and grow to become gentle and able to respond always in love, through you who returned good for evil and who ascended to heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit to reign in glory. Amen.
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth." - Matthew 5:5