Prayer of St. Francis

This song was a favorite of my mothers. She lived by this prayer and inspired me to do the same.


Prayer of St. Francis

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

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  1. Teresa–That was beautiful. Your mother sounds like she was a very good person and she taught you well. Chase said this was a very trying time for everyone on the trip,he wished there had been something he could of done but this was definitely in GOD’S hands. I am 52 yrs old and have both of my parents I cannot imagine them not being here so my heart goes out to you, you are very young to lose her.I will keep you in my prayers. Take care Teresa and remember you now have your very own angel in heaven watching over you and your family. Also you will make your mother proud in whatever you do.

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