Keep us from our self-imposed blindness, Jesus;

hold our heads firmly in your grasp so we cannot look away

from those who are broken;

pull us forward so that we cannot avoid

encountering those who are suffering;

break our hearts, so that we cannot resist

the tears of those who grieve;


Help us, Jesus, to be always seeing;

and seeing, help us to find a way

to act in mercy toward the hurting,

to act in defiance of the corrupt,

and to act in hope for the healing of our world.