St. Francis Prayer
Lord, make us a channel of your peace
– that where there is hatred may we bring
– that where there is wrong
may we bring a spirit of forgiveness
– that where there is discord may we bring a spirit of harmony
– that where there is error may we bring truth
– that where there is doubt may we bring
– that where there is despair
may we being hope
where there is sadness may we bring joy.
Lord, grant that we may seek rather
– to comfort
than to be comforted
to understand, than to be understood
– to love, than to be loved.
it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.