Saint Francis of Assisi Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring love;

Where there is offense, let me bring pardon;

Where there is discord, let me bring union;

Where there is doubt, let me bring faith;

Where there is error, let me bring truth;

Where there is despair, let me bring hope;

Where there is sadness, let me bring joy;

Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.

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O Master, let me not seek as much

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

for it is in giving that one receives;

it is in self-forgetting that one finds;

it is in pardoning that one is pardoned;

it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi