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The Prayer of Saint Francis

Original by Saint Francis of Assisi


make an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred let sow love;
Where there is injury, let sow pardon;
Where there is doubt, let sow faith;
Where there is despair, let sow hope;
Where there is darkness, let sow light; and
Where there is sadness, let sow joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that 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 receives;
It is in pardoning that is pardoned; and
It is in dying to self that is born to eternal life

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