PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS
Make us worthy Lord to serve our fellow men throughout the world, who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands, their daily bread and by our understanding – love, peace and joy.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace.
That where there is hatred, I may bring love;
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
That where there is error, I may bring truth;
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
That where there is despair, I may bring hope;
That where there are shadows, I may bring light;
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy;
Lord, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved, as to love with all my soul!
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in forgiving that we are forgiven;
It is in dying that we awaken to eternal life. Amen