Lord, there is so much in this world to make me ache. But still, that pales in comparison to the trials faced by so many others.
I realize that my troubles are limited. I realize that others hurt more than I. Help me to remember that today, as I go through this world.
Please keep me conscious of the struggles of others, so that I may be stronger for them. Help me to put aside my own pain, so that I may hear, feel, and see theirs.
Help me to forget my own troubles, so that I may remember theirs when I see them. Allow me to be a witness for you in this way – a compassionate, caring extension of your love.
This life may never be trouble-free for me. But as long as I breathe, help me to be strong for those around me and lift them up.