Remembering compassion

Bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help.
Oh God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry.
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless.
When I have a home,
help me to remember those
who have no home and all.
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer.
And remembering,
help me destroy my complacency.
Bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help.
By word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.
Amen.

Samuel Pugh