Thursday, June 23, 2016

Prayer: "Prayer for Compassion" by Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

O God, I wish from now on
to be the first to become conscious
of all that the world loves, pursues, and suffers;
I want to be the first to seek,
to sympathize, and to suffer;
the first to unfold and sacrifice myself,
to become more widely human
and more nobly of the earth
than any of the world’s servants.