Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace

February 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm (Musings..., Scripture References)

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I was praying for someone last night.  Because I didn’t know the whole situation, I was listening to the Holy Spirit for guidance on how to pray. 

My prayer became, “make her an instrument of your peace.”  

 

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when 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 [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

~St. Francis of Assisi~

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