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Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi


The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

Further reading: Doing God's Work

Being an Open Channel

Feed Just One

Peace IS the Way

Thoughts of Peace

The Universal Sacrament of Compassion

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