St. Francis’ Famous Prayer with some additions marked by parentheses

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

(Where there is fear, let me sow shalom, wholeness and peace)

(Where there is guilt or worry, let me sow hesed, steadfast lovingkindness)

(Where there is timidity, let me sow courage and boldness)

(Where there are conspiracies, let me sow truth)

(Where there is prejudice or rejection or judgment, let me sow acceptance and mercy)

Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
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.

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

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