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;
where there is sadness, joy.
lord, grant that i may seek to comfort
rather than be comforted.
to understand rather than to be understood.
to love than to be loved.
for it is in giving that we receive.
by forgiving that we are forgiven.
and by dying that we awaken to eternal life.
- st. francis of assisi