A Collect for Generosity and Compassion

God of plenty, who has provided enough for all his children, give us generous and compassionate hearts that we might give to those in need and so love and lift up your beloved creations just as you have done for each of us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who gave himself for us and sat down at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.’ – Luke 16:20-21