Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
--2 Corinthians 1:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
Heavenly Father, you have made sympathy divine. May I never make it commonplace. Grant that as you bless and comfort me I may be willing to comfort others, and do whatsoever you would have me do. Amen.