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Prayer as Poetry
« on: Fri Jan 26, 2018 - 16:46:02 »
I've often thought that St. Francis of Assisi had a remarkable understanding of applied Christianity.  This simple prayer rises to poetry, the expression of a man's love for his Creator, and for his fellow creatures:

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.

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,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Prayer as Poetry
« on: Fri Jan 26, 2018 - 16:46:02 »