With all prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Make Me an Instrument: A Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
“Lord, make me an instrument of Your 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;
and where there is sadness, Joy.
O Divine Master, 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;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Read and meditate on the words of this powerful prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance implementing these actions into your daily life. And when you do, be prepared for things to change in an extraordinary way.
St. Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He is designated ‘Patron Saint of Italy’ and ‘Patron Saint of animals and the environment’. Francis became renowned for his love, simplicity, and practice of poverty after abandoning a life of luxury for a life devoted solely to Christianity.