Daily Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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, let me sow 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;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


                   Saint Francis