The Prayer of Saint Francis

Original by Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord,

make Blessed Name, an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred let Blessed Name, sow love; Where there is injury, let Blessed Name, sow pardon; Where there is doubt, let Blessed Name, sow faith; Where there is despair, let Blessed Name, sow hope; Where there is darkness, let Blessed Name, sow light; and Where there is sadness, let Blessed Name, sow joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that Blessed Name, 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 Blessed Name, receives; It is in pardoning that Blessed Name, is pardoned; and It is in dying to self that Blessed Name, is born to eternal life