The Prayer of St. Francis

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 into eternal life.

          St. Francis of Assissi