Prayer: The Prayer of St. Francis

Note: For today’s prayer I believe it would be beneficial to mediate on the historic prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, and pray as he did, humbling ourselves to the Lord as we let the words and their meaning move through us in hope, love and peace. There are blessed lessons each of us can learn from those saints and martyrs who have journeyed down the path of faith before us. This prayer, in its beauty, offers that to the heart and the soul of the believer. It reminds us of ever important teachings, and that our faith must be a humble and deep submission to the Lord, our God, and Christ Jesus as we reflect on who and what they truly are to us and to the world.

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 so much seek to be consoled as to console, not so much to be understood as to understand, not so much to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.
– St. Francis of Assisi

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