Lord, make me an Instrument of Thy Peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow Love;
Where there is injury, let me sow Pardon;
Where there is doubt, let me sow Faith;
Where there is despair, let me sow Hope;
Where there is discard, let me sow Unity;
Where there is darkness, let me sow Light;
Where there is sadness, let me sow Joy.
O! DIVINE MASTER.
Grant that I may not seek so much
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 to the little self
That we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis of Assisi.