I have always loved this prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. I felt so close to him when I visited Assisi. (And now we have a Pope Francis!) Enjoy! It is a timeless prayer….
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 light.
St. Francis of Assisi