“Lawful to Do Good”
Cause us, O God, to view other people both as more valuable than those things that are of economic worth to us—some of which we must have—and as more valuable than even our most cherished religious observances—some of which we must observe.
Inspire us, O God, to do good for others in any situation, in any way, and at any time.
“He said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has only one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath; will you not lay hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a human being than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.’ Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and it was restored, as sound as the other.” (Matthew 12:11-13)