Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Favorite Prayer

Wishing everyone a peaceful Sunday.
This is one of my favorite prayers that I hope you will also enjoy.
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

22 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely prayer...when I was in Italy, I was fortunate enought to visit Assisi and spend time in the beautiful basilica where St. Francis is layed to rest. I visited his tomb and it was a humbling experience.
Penny

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Picket said...

Absolutely beautiful girl...have a great weekend!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
That is very pretty. Thanks for posting. Hope you have a peaceful and happy Sunday too!

Melanie said...

Hia Pat- i was taught that at a convent school as a song. It has a serene almost gregorian chant tune. Beautiful sentiments.

Loved catching up just now with your embaressing songs. One of mine would have to be "Remember you're a womble". I loved them when I was tiny.

Strider said...

I love that prayer! I tried to get on your site last night, but couldn't. I had troubles with several other sites too. I'm glad I could get on tonight. Have a great Sunday.

Esther said...

I love this prayer, too. St. Francis of Assisi also wrote some songs I love; "All Creatures of Our God and King" comes to mind. Thank you for this inspiration and for the lovely song, too!

steviewren said...

Pat the musical version of this prayer is lovely. Your play list is always so much fun to listen too. Happy Sunday to you too!

LOUISE said...

This is lovely Pat, thanks for sharing it with us. x

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh that's one of my favorites, too. A peaceful Sunday to you as well...

Beverly said...

That is a comforting prayer, Pat. I prayed it with you. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Mel said...

I'm blessed! Thanks Pat!

Joanne Kennedy said...

That is beautiful. I can see why it is one of your favorites.

Hugs
Joanne

Paz said...

Beautiful prayer.

Paz

LL said...

Truly beautiful! Expressing a selflessness that is at the heart of Christianity. I am going to save this prayer, having never seen it before. There is a lot to learn from this special saint. Thank you Pat!

Barb said...

Hi Pat,

I love this prayer and the music is so soothing.

Have a blessed day,
Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful prayer, Pat! Thank you for sharing it.

Have a wonderful week.
Pat

Donna said...

Beautiful prayer, Pat, and one of my favorites.

Alex said...

What a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

I also love that prayer... and he is one of my favorite saints as well :)...Donna

M.Kate said...

It's a wonderful prayer, enjoyed reading it :)

Dee Dee said...

Pat...one of my favorite prayers...just beautiful.