Thursday, October 29, 2020

Prayer Attributed to Saint Francis


Prayer Attributed to Saint Francis

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. 

Where there is hatred, let us sow love; 

where there is injury, pardon; 

where there is discord, union; 

where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope; 

where there is darkness, light; 

Where there is sadness, joy. 

Grant that we 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. Amen.

~Book of Common Prayer 1979, page 833

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