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September 5th, 2005

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11:56 am
Lord, make us intruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that we 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.


(I was reminded of this by a query in elisem's journal.)

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Date:September 5th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
You might want to add that the prayer is commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, although scholars don't think he actually wrote it.

I haven't read elisem's LJ yet. I'm curious to see what prompted this.
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Date:September 5th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
You just have ;>. St. Francis of Assisi is my confirmation saint, but I don't remember what that entails.
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Date:September 7th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
I've always liked this myself.
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Date:September 7th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
I've only become aware of it in the last couple years. What I like is that it offers a guide to being human, it calls us to bring forth those qualities.
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Date:September 9th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
And reminds me that there are some religious thinkers out there who are also thoughtful caring people. Sometimes I find myself forgetting this.

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