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.