Lord Jesus, bringer of hope,
In you is life, and the life is the light of all people,
Your light shines in the darkness,
We give thanks for all through whom your light shines,
And pray to end all secrecy that is life-denying,
Sift out our laws and our life with your prescence,
So that our aim is honesty,
And our measure is love,
- Christian Aid's prayer about tax justice
May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that we may work for economic justice for all people.
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, hunger, homelessness and rejection, so that we may reach out our hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in the world so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.
- A Franciscan Blessing