Gracious God, your love for us extends beyond our understanding. In a busy world we often seek rest. Amid the many conflicts and disasters we seek peace. Allow us to step beyond the boundaries of what we understand peace to be. Allow us to extend true, heartfelt kindness to those we meet. May our compassion stir us to action, that all the resources you have blessed us with can be used to extend your grace, love and mercy to all people. Loving God, we seek the comfort which we know we find in your son Jesus Christ. In whose name we pray, Amen.