who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. — 2 Cor 1:4 NET
Ask God to give thee skill
In comfort’s art,
That thou may’st consecrated be
And set apart,
Unto a life of sympathy;
For heavy is the weight of ill
In every heart;
And comforters are needed much
Of Christlike touch.
— Alexander Hamilton.
The man who melts
With social sympathy though not allied,
Is than a thousand kinsmen of more worth.
Heavenly Father, thou hast made sympathy divine. May I never make it commonplace. Grant that as thou dost bless and comfort me I may be willing to comfort others, and do whatsoever thou wouldst have me do. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - October 11
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.