|Icon of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37|
On bended knee we lift our hearts to You: purify us and renew in us a spirit of gentleness and compassion, we pray.
Let us reach out in love to the fallen, the homeless, the vulnerable, and see our own face in the face of the stranger.
Let us renounce the path of violence and division, to embody the mercy and reconciliation we have received through thy grace.
In your tender compassion lead us to healing, Lord Christ, and anoint with your blessing all those we now name.