Lord, bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,

so that we will live deep in our hearts.


Lord, bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation,

so that we will work for justice, equity, and peace.


Lord, bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer,

so that we will reach out our hands to comfort them and change their pain into joy.


Lord, bless us with the foolishness to think that we can make a difference in the world,

so that we will do the things which others tell us cannot be done.


Richard Rohr