Saturday after Ash Wednesday
"Repairer of the breach," they shall call you, "Restorer of ruined homesteads." (Isaiah 58:12b)
God of mercy, our own weaknesses ought to make us more compassionate to the weaknesses of others. However, it seems more common for us to revel in others' sinfulness and failure rather than offer a hand of counsel, comfort or remedy.
You have looked upon our weakness with compassion and saved us in spite of our weakness through Jesus Christ. May Your compassion inspire my own, with full knowledge of my need for repentance, instead of leaving my neighbors' needs up to You and them alone.