Sunday, August 24, 2008

Franciscan Prayer

I saw this posted on one of the blogs I read and think it's just fantastic. Words to live by and hope for.

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 to turn 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.

3 comments:

Ericka 6:20 AM  

Anita,
Can I please share this on my blog?
I'm trying my hand at fasting (well, more like eliminating all 'fun' and just the absolute basics - health reasons) on Mondays and would love to couple this with it.

Tuna Jones 9:49 AM  

Anita,

Found you via someone's local blog and connected you to my blog. We have prayed and still pray about adopting so "hearing" your voice is insightful. Keep it up. Thanks.

God Bless..
Tina

Lesley 11:39 PM  

Fantastic prayer. Thanks for sharing this. Have just recently "found" your blog and am enjoying it...
Lesley