Monday, May 2, 2011

Lord, 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;
and where there is sadness, joy. 
          O, Master, grant that I may never 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
                                                                ~ St. Francis of Assisi

More than ever, I find this beautiful peace prayer of St. Francis to be timely and so needed in our world.  It's one that we all can pray, no matter what Faith we may affiliate ourselves with. It's one that speaks the Heart of all Jesus came to say to us, and was born to live out in His life and ministry here on earth.

May we prayer this prayer... with humble hearts... beginning in our own families, communities and in all the world and in so doing, carry on the mission that Jesus has entrusted to us!

Peace be with you my Friends... the Peace that Christ gives to all the wold!

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