Sunday, August 1

Prayer of St. Francis

Hi there,

Browsing the internet for info on Jonathan's new album, I chanced upon the following text, maybe what provided the inspiration for the album title. (I don't know at all whether this prayer is popular in the States...).



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 despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may seek

not so much to be consoled as to console;
not so much to be understood as to understand;
not so much 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.

Heavenly Father, for the times I have failed you or others or failed myself -- I am sorry and ask your forgiveness and healing love. Amen.

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