Francis

THE PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace -

that where there is hatred, I may bring love -

that where it is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -

that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -

that where there is an error, I may bring truth -

that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -

that where there is despair, I may bring hope -

that where there are shadows, I may bring light -

that where there is sadness, I may bring 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 the giving that we receive;

it is in the pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

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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
And 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
And it's in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to Eternal Life
Amen

 

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