I pray for peace.
Peace in my heart,
peace in my family,
peace in my country,
peace in the world.
I pray to be
An Instrument of Peace.
One to which one can attune,
not tune out.
One to whom someone can turn,
One to be soothing and healing
not cacophonous and loud.
I pray for harmony,
within and without
I pray for grace
and love and healing.
I ask that I be forgiven
for all the ways I have caused distress.
And that I be guided
to share joy and gratitude.
and with thanks to St. 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-
and it's in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life.