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Struggles at Work: A Franciscan Perspective

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In our professional lives, we often encounter challenges and difficulties that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and disheartened. Whether it’s navigating office politics, facing tight deadlines, or dealing with interpersonal conflicts, the workplace can sometimes feel like a battleground where our values and beliefs are put to the test. As Franciscans, we are called to embrace these struggles with humility, perseverance, and grace—to see them not as obstacles to be overcome, but as opportunities for growth, transformation, and spiritual renewal. Remember, the struggles we face today are but stepping stones on the path to a deeper, more profound experience of God’s grace and presence in our lives.


Gracious God,
As we may face struggles, help us to remember that you are with us
and know that we entrust our burdens and cares to you, 
knowing that you are always with us, walking by our side, 
and guiding us through the storm.
Journeying with you is a reminder that even in our darkest moments,
there is hope, light, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.


Consider how you can approach future challenges at work with a Franciscan spirit, embracing them as opportunities for growth, transformation, and spiritual renewal.

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