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The Four-fold Franciscan Blessing Prayer.

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The Four-fold Franciscan prayer is a devotional discipline derived from the teachings of Francis of Assisi and Clare of Assisi. The prayer is divided into four sequences: “gazing, considering, contemplating, and imitating.”

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 pain,

Rejection, hunger, and war,

So that you may reach out your hand

To comfort them and

To 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

To bring justice and kindness

To all our children and the poor.

Amen.

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