The Prayer of Saint Francis

One of my favorite prayers is the Prayer of Saint Francis. After Easter, it will be the focus of my writings. Join me in praying this prayer and meditating on its meaning. And let me know your thoughts – holy words are too small for one person’s reflections to do them justice.

Lord, 

Make me an instrument of Thy 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; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

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