Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
God, make me a channel of thy peace.
That where there is hatred, I may bring love;
That where there is wrong, I may bring forgiveness;
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
That where there is error, I may bring truth;
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
That where there is despair, I may bring hope;
That where there are shadows, I may bring light;
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than
to be comforted;
To understand – than to be understood;
To love – than to be loved.
For it is in giving that one receives;
It is in self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.