The Prayer of St. Francis is probably the work for which St. Francis is best known and loved:
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.
What parts of this prayer resonate most strongly with you? Why? Come explore with us at a belated St. Francis Day sadhana, Sunday, 5:45 p.m. Ruscombe Community Health Center.