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1,000-Year Old Prayer

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I was preparing my lesson for Sunday School class tomorrow when I stumbled upon this 1,000-year old prayer. It’s indeed the words of St. Francis of Asisi.

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;

Where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Mster, 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 weare pardoned.

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

It is in dying… that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

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