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Prayer of St. Francis

In these confusing, uncertain, and disturbing times,  this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi  can be so central to our world, our nation, our communities, our churches, and our hearts.  Pray for transformation and for 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.
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.


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