Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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.


Anonymous said...

I love this song, we used to sing it in church often and used it on a memory card for my grandfather's memorial. Very humbling and a good prayer to pray! Also, everytime my neighbor sees a hurt animal she pray's to St. Francis. Thanks for sharing this with us and reminding me of this prayer.
S, MI.

lyre said...

You were one of my first commentora on my first blog. I'd love to have you stop by me new one and be one of the new firsts. Ive come through the fire and now I've found Peace. thank you.

CuzzinM said...

I love this prayer. We'd all be better people and this earth would be a much more beautiful place if we prayed this, meant it, and lived it!