March 24th, 2016

God is present. God cares.
God has a divine purpose for your life.
 
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
from pain, rejection, starvation,
and war, so that you may  
reach out your hand to comfort
them and to turn their pain
into joy.
 
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
to bring justice and kindness
to all our children and the poor.
Amen.
 
Franciscan Blessing of Discomfort,
(Prayer from the PEAKS Presbytery Senior High Retreat)

 
 
Peace, Catherine


Scripture Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Luke 24:1-12

The prayer list can be found here.