An Uncomfortable Prayer

Following is a Franciscan prayer.

Franciscans are a religious order founded in 1209 by the Italian saint Francis of Assisi, who was known for his mystical approach to God.

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.

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.

The following hadith encourages believers to seek knowledge and wisdom from any source.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: A wise word is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it, he has more right to it.
Sunan Ibn Majah

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