A Franciscan Blessing

Here’s a powerful prayer for today modeled on the example of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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 turn their pain to joy.

And 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.


grace, peace & Franciscan blessings

Virginia : )

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7 Responses to A Franciscan Blessing

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Beautiful prayer 🙏… like the Jerusalem plaque, too!

  2. Carol-Jo Osinski says:

    Thank you, Virginia for that prayer. Blessings to you during this special time of Lent.

  3. beautiful-thank you. Moved me to tears. love Michele

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