Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year's Prayer

I was reading the "Dear Abby" section today in the newspaper. Someone had sent in a prayer by St. Francis. I personally love this prayer, because it sums up what our light for Christ should be.

"Lord make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me show love;
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 to seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
For it is giving that we recieve,
It is pardoning, that we are pardoned
and it is dying that we are born to
Eternal Life"