1. Scripture and meditation from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions
The Compassion of God is for all that has been made.
Matthew 1 1.28
Come to me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Quran – Daylight 93.1-3
By the light of day and the dark of night your God has not forgotten you.
2. Prayer by Howard Thurman
O holy God, open unto me light for my darkness, courage for my fear, hope for my despair.
O loving God, open unto me wisdom for my confusion, forgiveness for my sins, love for my hate.
O God of peace, open unto me peace for my turmoil, joy for my sorrow, strength for my weakness.
O generous God, open my heart to receive all your gifts.