Grow Your Kindness in Me

Teach me to understand, Lord.

Teach me what it is to be

thirsty
hungry
fearful
lonely
sick
imprisoned.

Teach me what it is to

lose everything.

Teach me what it is to

lose hope.

Let my new understanding

grow your kindness in me …
grow your mercy in me …
grow your forgiveness in me …
grow your love in me.

Amen.