Prayer of Saint 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 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.

 

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This prayer is widely attributed Saint Francis of Assisi, although there is no record of it prior to 1912. Regardless of whether it was actually written by Saint Francis, it beautifully captures the way Saint Francis' lived his life.

 

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Some More Helpful Prayers

 

Please click on whatever prayers below

your heart pulls you to:

 

"Oh Lord, Take My Love!" - a sweet prayer by Sathya Sai Baba.

 

"Our Father"  - a very popular Christian prayer.

 

"Prayer of Saint Francis" - a beautiful prayer of helpfulness towards others.

 

"Self-Realization Prayer" - a prayer I created to gain a greater feeling for Self-Realization.

 

"Serenity Prayer" - a helpful prayer that balances the feeling of "divine surrender" with that of hopeful action.

 

"The Soul's Prayer" – a beautifully written prayer that affirms our Oneness with GOD and GOD's Divine Qualities.

 

Go back to the Main Prayer Page

 

Over time I will be adding more prayers in this prayer section.  It takes a while to create a website like this!  I pray that your prayer life will be deeply rewarding.  - Bill

 

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