A Rite of Commitment

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Prayers of Compassion

A Rite of Commitment
By Deborah Jones

In the presence of the Lord,
and of all of you, my brothers and sisters,
I make this firm resolve
to help- and not to harm -
all living beings who feel pain and suffer distress.
I pledge my support, in so far as I am able,
to the relief of the sufferings of our fellow creatures.