Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Prayer of St. Francis

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;
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.

Emphasis mine


Wendy said...

and if you're wanting to be loved or consoled today - I think even St. Francis would be OK with that! :)

Abbey said...

Sometimes so hard to live by, but so worth it when you do. :)

Happy Monday!!

Rainypete said...

Ahh being selfless. The hardest yet most rewarding thing we can do.

Shelli said...

Ok, I'm a doofus. I just NOW added you to my sidebar, and you've been commenting on my blog for like...what...a year now? I'm crazy.

I really like your blog by the way...and especially today's post. I met w/ my accountability partner this morning and we discussed basically the same thing.

Hillary said...

Welcome, Shelli!!! :D

happy and blue 2 said...

I like that..

Robin said...

I noticed that we have similar blog names! I also love the Prayer of St Francis and want to frame it in my home someday...just wanted to say hello.