Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day 28. Prayer of Peace

Sunday is often a day of rest and relaxation for many people, and for some, including myself, it's a time to reflect on God and our relationship with Him. So when I thought about what to write today, the thought of sharing a prayer with you kept going through my mind.

I have always loved the beautiful prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. Although it's almost 800 years old, its inspirational message continues to echo in my heart as I, too, long to be an instrument of peace and love in a world that hurts so much.

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, 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.

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

May you enjoy blessings of peace, joy and rest today!

Prayerfully yours,

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