Prayer of St. Francis of
This nearly 1000 years old prayer is still relevant
Lord, make me an
instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow
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
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
It is in pardoning that we are
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Other Wisdom from St. Francis
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and
no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.
Start by doing
what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Where there is
charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.