A Prayer for Today

I know I have used this prayer on this blog before, but with the inauguration yesterday and the peril that we find our country in, it seemed like a very appropriate time to recall it. Let this prayer be for us as a country, a people united & strengthened by our diversity and working toward a common goal, as well as for the new administration.

The Prayer of St. Francis

san_francesco_cimabue2Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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 to Eternal Life.

Amen.

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4 thoughts on “A Prayer for Today

  1. Pingback: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace « A Man Called Preach

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