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The next prayer in my powerful prayer focus is one of St. Francis of Assisi. In so many ways, his life became the embodiment of his prayer life. This prayer is perhaps one of his more famous, yet deserves a slow and thoughtful going over. Each line is worth time praying and contemplating…enjoy…MC

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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.

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