Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Prayer of St. Francis

Today, I will admit, I've been a bit down.  Sometimes, you just have those days.  I figure not everyday can be a celebration, you have to know the bitter to know the sweet.  Anyway, not too long ago, my friend Clover gave me a little pendant of St. Francis accompanied by his prayer.  This prayer is pure poetry, and no matter what religious background you come from, there is beauty and peace here.

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 doubt, faith;
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, 
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.

A peaceful night to all...

Lisa, Square Toothed Girl

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2 comments:

  1. ((((LISA)))) Hugs for you to feel some Peace in this busy time of year...

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