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The Prayer of St. Francis November 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Gratitude, Happiness, Nature, Poetry.

Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love


Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope


Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy


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 receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life

~ St. Francis


Aah . . . that’s better!

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleanora Duse