A Collect for Compassion
God of compassion, who has forgiven us much, let our hearts not become hard toward our fellow creatures, but teach us to respond to need with generosity, pain with kindness, that we would be like you, who knows our frail and sinful estate but loves us nonetheless, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, loves us perfectly. Amen.
"'Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt." - Matthew 18:29-30