St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

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;
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. Amen

Nearly every weekday, a precious 88 year old nun visits with my mom as well as brings her Holy Communion.   When I am here taking care of my mom, Sister Anna makes sure she has enough Hosts, so I have the opportunity to share Communion with my mom.  After distributing Communion, Sister Anna recites this prayer with us.  It is during this recent visit with my mom … I really “heard” the message of this prayer!   What a Divine Blessing and Message for me!

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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12 Responses to St. Francis of Assisi

  1. Beautiful. What a comfort for your mom. And a blessing for you.


  2. Pat Cegan says:

    We sing a musical version of this that is quite beautiful, especially in Portuguese. hugs, pat


  3. seeker says:

    Let us pray this for tomorrow’s Pray for Peace


  4. I love this prayer…so beautiful…such a blessing for you…and your mother, too…


  5. WabiSabi says:

    What a beautiful post and what a blessing for you and your mother!


  6. One of my favorite prayers … right next to Meister Eckhart, “If the only prayer you ever say is ‘Thank You’, that will suffice.”

    Love, hugs and prayers…ME and the Boss


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