Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
(my Interfaith version of a traditional Roman Catholic prayer)
I am an instrument of peace;
Where there is hatred, I sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
I do 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 I receive;
It is in pardoning that I am pardoned;
And it is in dying that I will return to my Eternal Source.
And so it is. Amen.