evening prayer

September 18, 2008

You might live in America if you’re tempted to pray this prayer.  (It’s probably still a good idea.)

May God bless us with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that we may live from deep within our hearts.

May God bless us with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations
So that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless us with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless us with just enough foolishness
To believe that we can make a difference in the world,
So that we can do what others claim cannot be done:
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and all our neighbors who are poor.

Amen.

–Franciscan Benediction

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One Response to “evening prayer”

  1. guido the pool boy Says:

    Hey I stole this from you and sent it to my Youth Group parents. I like the foolishness part!
    Party on


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