This is one of the more well-known ancient prayers, but one that is well needed in the day in which we live. Lord make us instruments of your peace.
Lord, 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;
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,St. Francis of Assisi
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.