- Sep 22, 2007
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Since it was his feast day yesterday, we said the prayer of St. Francis in church today. Such a moving prayer:
I love how he asks that he may not so much seek to be consoled, etc. as to console, etc. This acknowledges that it's OK to seek to be consoled, understood and loved, but that we should seek to give these things more than to receive them. Anyone else have a favorite prayer?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; and where there is sadness, joy. O 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.