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The Peace Prayer

The well-known and well-loved, Peace Prayer cannot be placed among the authentic writings of St. Francis of Assisi but it embodies his spirit and teachings.

Peace Prayer of St. 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;
And where there is sadness, joy;

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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