A Powerful Prayer To Repeat Every Morning

Father, make me an instrument of Peace—Where there is hatred, let me show love…

We admit – sometimes it’s hard to know what to pray for or how to even start a prayer. We know we should be lifting up our requests to the Lord, both for our own needs and the needs of others. But that can often come across as a laundry list of things to get through. Here is a beautiful prayer inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. Read along with this beautiful prayer or just watch the stunning slide show. This prayer is worth repeating over and over again.

Father, make me an instrument of your Peace—

Where there is hatred, let me show love.

Where there is injury, let me give pardon.

Where there is doubt, let me have faith.

Where there is darkness, let me spread light.

Where there is sadness, help me find joy!

Allow me everyday to see the truth through all illusion

Give me the strength to follow your guidance

Give me the wisdom to understand the signs

Give me the courage to do what is needed

Lead me my Father to my personal destiny

Make me an instrument of change

Show me the way.

Open my eyes so I may see your face in every man and woman

Open my heart so I may feel the love for everyone and every thing

Open my ears so I may hear your voice in every song and noise

Allow me Father to understand the deeper mysteries of life

To use what I have learnt to bring light into darkness

To bring compassion into cruelty

To bring wisdom into confusion

Give me the strength to follow my heart

In the face of all conflict and adversity

To love above all else.

To go beyond my mortal mind.

Grant that I may not so much seek To be understood,

as to understand, To be loved, as to love.

Then, miracle shall follow miracle

And wonders shall never cease!

I begin this day by remembering

the sound and feeling of the One Being

The wellspring of love

And I affirm that the next thing I experience

Shimmers with the light of the whole universe…

Thank you Father for this day

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

~Shafin de Zane

Inspired by the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi