A Prayer to Become a Channel of God’s Peace in Communication, by Saint Francis of Assisi

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A Prayer to Become a Channel of God’s Peace in Communication

Lord, make me a channel of your peace, that

   where there is hatred, I may bring love;

   where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;

   where there is discord, I may bring harmony;

   where there is error, I may bring truth;

   where there is doubt, I may bring faith;

   where there is despair, I may bring hope;

   where there are shadows, I may bring light;

   where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather

   to comfort than to be comforted;

   to understand than to be understood;

   to love than to be loved;

   for it is by forgetting self that one finds;

   it is by forgiving that one is forgiven;

   it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.


— Saint Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226)

Keywords: peace, forgiveness, love, truth, hope, joy, understanding, light, harmony

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