Whether St. Francis originated this prayer or not, it still does a wonderful job of calming my heart and reminding me that I can actively bring peace into this world, even if it’s in my own small way.
Read through this prayer. Sing this prayer. Take and revel in this prayer. It will bring your blood pressure down and give peace and love more room in your heart.
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 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 are pardoned;
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Love to all,
Find inspiration to help the weak, poor and less fortunate with our Saint Frances Laminated Prayer Card. As a young woman, Saint Frances wanted to become a nun but poor health kept her from entering a convent. When she finally took her vow, her Bishop requested her to form a group to care for poor children in hospitals and schools. Like many Catholic saints, Saint Frances devoted her life to helping the poor until her death in 1226. Saint Frances is the patron saint of immigrants.
Modern and Graphic, this ornament features the words, “Peace on Earth.” The green and blue, sparkle enameled world in the center from the “O” in “on” for a lighthearted look. Blue and green crystals are scattered through the rest of the letters.