Lord,

My heart is filled with compassion today for so many.

Families grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19. Black parents afraid every time their child leaves the house because of the ongoing reality of racism. Every child who goes to bed hungry every night. Front line workers who are exhausted from caring for those with COVID. Millions living in totalitarian dictatorships with no fundamental human rights.Those who feel left out, overlooked and insignificant. Pastors who struggle to lead a changing church in a changing world, uncertain of what’s next. Any whose wealth has hardened their hearts to You and their neighbor. Addicts whose lives are in downward spirals. Patients coping with illnesses that will end their lives. And, perhaps most of all, all who do not know the love of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

I pray that You will send just the grace they need in just the way they need it at just the time they need it. And I pray that You will send me just the grace I need in just the way I need it at just the time I need so my compassion will become acts that share Jesus’ love in real ways with real people in their real lives.

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.