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
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