Tuesday, March 11, 2008

35th day of Lent - Thought of the day

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace

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


Ariella said...

It has been a long time since I read that prayer. Thank you it was exactly what I needed today.

I hopeyou are well.

Josie said...

This brought be back to some precious childhood memories. I ended up singing the prayer to my son. Thank you.