A Franciscan Prayer

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships

so that you may live deep within your heart.


May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people

so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace


May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war

so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and trun their pain into joy


And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world

so that you can do what others claim cannot be done to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.