Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Beautiful Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

[And all for Thy mercy’s sake.]

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.

-St. Francis of Assisi



Matt W. said...

My wife sang this in church a few years back. It's been a favorite of mine since I was very young.

Papa D said...

Amen. I've loved that prayer for a long time.