Instrument of Peace

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.
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.

Prayer of St. Francis Assisi