Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prayer of the Week

May God bless you with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
so that you may seek truth boldly
and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
so that you may tirelessly work for justice,
freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed
with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation,
or the loss of all that they cherish,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them
and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness
to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world,
so that you are able, with God's grace,
to do what others claim cannot be done. . . .


– Excerpted from
A Four-fold Benedictine Blessing
by Ruth Fox, OSB (1985)

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