Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace...

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;

where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be consoled, but to console;

not to be understood, but to understand;

not to be loved, but 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.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

This is the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.  After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God.  He lived a very simple life of poverty, and gained a reputation of being the friend of animals.  He established the rule which exists today as the Franciscans.  He died in 1226, aged 44.

ForLove ForLove
46-50, M
Mar 3, 2010