LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT

 

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.

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;

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI