A Lenten Collect for Compassion for All

Three in One, who lives in perpetual love and delight in one another, let not our desires for ourselves keep us from rejoicing in the good fortune of others, that we would be filled with compassion as you are and seeing opportunities to give to those in need, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in perpetual light, world without end. Amen. “Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’” – Luke 15:31-32