Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Make me an instrument of your peace ...

This is the Prayer of St. Francis.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred let me sow peace;
where there is injury let me sow forgiveness;
where there is doubt let me sow faith;
where there is despair let me give hope;
where there is darkness let me give light;
where there is sadness let me give joy.

0 Lord, grant that I may
not try to be comforted, but to comfort,
not try to be understood but to understand,
not try to be loved but to love.

Because it is in giving that we receive,
it is in forgiving that we are forgiven,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen

There is a selflessness communicated in this prayer that I am drawn to. In this summer season let us endeavor to be praying people. God has given us many gifts and we all have much to be thankful for. I pray that we (read that I) will be agents of hope, encouragement and inspiration to those near to us.


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1 comment:

  1. So very thankful for the instrument of peace that our amazing and loving God extends to us! He is the best thing in my life and I am thankful every day for His mercy and His grace upon me.

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