September 12, 2004

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace
--that where there is hatred, I may bring love
--that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness
--that where there is discord, I may bring harmony
--that where there is error, I may bring truth
--that where there is doubt, I may bring faith
--that where there is despair, I may bring hope
--that where there are shadows, I may bring light
--that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted
--to understand, than to be understood
--to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen."

--12 & 12, p. 99

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