The meaning of compassion is to recognize the suffering of others, then take action to help. The Bible defines the meaning of compassion in several ways. We are to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves … defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31:8-9, NIV).
“I pray my child will be able to recognize hurting people and take action to help. Lord, please clothe my child with the virtue of compassion. (Col. 3:12) …In Jesus name, Amen.”