Monday, November 4, 2013

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the 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;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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This is a Prayer and Thanksgiving Month post. 

For more on the history of this beautiful prayer, read The Prayer of St. Francis on Wikipedia. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and ecology. He was born in Assisi, Italy on November 26, 1182.

For an inspiring musical version, Make me a Channel of Your Peace, enjoy this YouTube video by Angelina.

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