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The Prayer of Saint Francis



make me an instrument of thy 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;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.


—Francis of Assisi (1182?–1226)

What is the meaning of the Prayer of Saint Francis?

  • Pray for Right Service
  • Sow Good for Bad
  • Give to Recieve