Franciscan Benediction

The origins of this prayer are unknown, but it surely presents another perspective of St Francis.

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 turn their pain to 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.


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