Being Merciful

Holy Father

Allow us to be transformed into your mercy

And so be your living reflection.

May your mercy pass through our souls to our neighbors.

Help our eyes to be merciful

            So we do not judge by appearances

            But look for what is beautiful in our neighbor’s souls.

Help our ears to be merciful

            So we give heed to our neighbor’s needs

            Not being indifferent to their moanings.

Help our tongues to be merciful

            So we never speak negatively of another

            But have words of comfort for all.

Help our hands to be merciful

            So that we do good to our neighbors

            And take up ourselves the more difficult tasks.

Help our feet to be merciful

            Overcoming our own weariness

            Hurrying to assist our neighbors.

Help our hearts to be merciful

            So we feel the sufferings of our neighbors

            And refuse our hearts to no one.

May we be locked into the merciful heart of Jesus.