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What Do You Think Of This Catholic Prayer?

Prayer if Saint Frances:
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 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.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (9)
  • It's my favorite.

    Answer by erdavh at 6:34 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • nice prayer...

    Answer by rubipresiosa1 at 6:16 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Mine too erdavh.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • My confessor gave me this prayer when I was in my 20s. I may not be an active Catholic, but this prayer remains in my heart and still brings tears to my eyes.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:10 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I love it---I mean I love it. Here is a youtube of the song if you want to watch


    Answer by drink-lover at 7:58 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • One of my favorites from back in the day...

    Answer by MamaK88 at 10:34 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I pray it every day.

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:14 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I think it is a beautiful, humbling prayer. It helps remind me not to be self-centered. It is the essence of Christianity.

    Answer by LibbyLife at 10:11 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Thanks drink-lover. I'll take a look when I get a quiet minute to myself later today.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Jul. 10, 2009