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The Prayer of St. Francis November 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Gratitude, Happiness, Nature, Poetry.
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Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love

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

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

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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

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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

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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