I know, posting prayers from Catholic saints two days in a row is a little suspect, especially when I use the Francis of Assisi one that has been copied around so much it has become sort of cliche. I post it for the power of the words, the stark language of contrast, and most of all, the deeply humble vibe it moves in me.
If you don’t like it, sorry. Try tomorrow. I’m just trying to be an instrument.
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. Amen”