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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saint Francis Prayer (day 72)

Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the sons of God.
For many years, I have admired the prayer of St. Francis. I don’t know how many are familiar with that prayer. Mostly I don’t have any idea of who reads this devotion, but I will include it here because it is beautiful and it provides much to think about on the subject of being a peace maker.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon;
Where there is doubt, let me sow faith;
Where there is despair, let me sow hope;
Where there is darkness, let me sow light;
Where there is sadness, let me sow joy;

Oh, 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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