This page will include traditional and other blessings that you might find helpful in your daily life.
A Franciscan Benediction
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 into 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.
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
Bless you this day and forevermore!
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.
We sit in silence and let the calm of your love gently wash over us,
covering our cares and fears,
and cleansing, healing and restoring,
and we are glad... so very glad.
In that wonderfully busy silence
we can find so many sounds before unheard,
so many sights before unnoticed,
so many scents before unsmelled,
and so many feelings before untouched.
And then beyond the busyness,
is simply being at rest in the heart of God.
Rev'd Flo Walters