O God, bless us with discomfort
At easy answers and half truths and superficial relationships;
So that we may live deep within our hearts.
O God, bless us with anger
At injustice, oppression and the exploitation of people;
So that we may find the courage to work for justice, freedom and peace.
O God, bless us with tears to shed
For those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war;
So that we may reach our out hands to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
O God, bless us with enough foolishness
To believe that we can make a difference in this world;
So that we risk doing what others claim cannot be done.