Sunday, August 13, 2006

The St Francis Prayer

I referred to the St Francis Prayer, which I now include in my daily spritual practice. It is available elsewhere on the web, but I wanted to provide it here. My blog on quiet time and prayer was getting a bit long, so I decided on a separate posting. The St Francis prayer goes like this:

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.

Oh 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


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