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