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A Bedtime Prayer: “Instrument of your Peace” by St. Francis of Assisi


One of my favorite prayers of all time:

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 light.

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

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May 5, 2010 - Posted by | Prayers | , , ,

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