Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Franciscan Blessing for Lent

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. Amen.

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

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection,starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. Amen.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen.

And the Blessing of God, who Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies, be upon you and all you love an pray for this day, and forever more. Amen.

Lent 2011: A Franciscan Blessing from World Vision ACT:S on Vimeo.

4 comments:

  1. This is perfect. I'm going to meditate on this at prayer time today Amy.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    xx

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  2. A truly beautiful prayer. Thank you.

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  3. What a wonderful prayer - so refreshing, thank you for sharing it x.

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  4. This was a wonderful prayer Amy...a true reflection of what we need to think about and pray. Often our lives are so easy....we do not realize what others go through. May God strengthen us to follow Him in all the hard places of life so we may be thankful for our many blessings.

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