We praise and thank You God, for only You are inherently worthy of such praise. It says in this verse that You are the Father of compassion, and from this great mercy of Yours comes how we are to treat each other. It’s what You commend us to follow as the compassionate treatment towards our fellow man. So Father, we ask You to show us ways we may show compassion and mercy on those around us. This verse goes on to say that You are the God of all comfort, and we thank You for Your encouragement and exhortation for the sole purpose of strengthening and establishing us in our faith…that we may comfort others. For in verse 4 we read that You comfort us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from You. (II Corinthians 1:4) So Lord, we thank You for Your compassion and comfort…Your mercy and admonition…for they are all divine blessings of Yours. Amen.