Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

This is what Jesus is asking me to pray and take to heart these days:

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;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen


  1. A beautiful prayer. I remember singing it at church when I was a kid.

  2. Hoping everything went okay during your surgery and you're recovering well.