Father of mercy, you invite us to be compassionate with all brothers and sisters, no matter what direction their lives take. Give us a heart of flesh in the face of fragility, so that, as a human family, let us eradicate torture forever. Give us your light so that, in our hearts and minds, we may be clear that no state or person can condone this practice, that absolutely nothing can justify this aberration, that torture is pure evil that dehumanizes us. Help us to find ways of humanization in the construction of safe spaces for common life, respecting human dignity, and seeing the world through the eyes of your Son, Jesus. May our words, actions and desires always be inspired by life in abundance that the Holy Spirit invites us to live and share. Amen.