Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quiet Time- The Prettiest Prayer

I posted this prayer at this time last year. To me it the prettiest prayer.

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

-Prayer of St. Francis

13 comments:

24 Corners said...

It's not only pretty Marianne...it's beautiful. I'm glad you posted it again.
xo J~

Tucker said...

i have always adored this.

Laura Trevey said...

I love this prayer ~

Hope you are well Marianne :)
xoxo

Kathysue said...

Yes indeed it is a prayer we should all keep to memory. . Have a wonderful Sunday Marianne,xo Kathysue

under spanish moss said...

What a beautiful prayer! Hope you have a beautiful Sunday.
Angela and Renee

Katie said...

This prayer is a favorite of mine, too. Thanks for posting it.

Shera said...

thank you so much for posting this, marianne. it's exactly what i needed AT THIS MOMENT!

praying everything is going well for you and the sweet baby you are carrying!

Maurie said...

My daughters both had this prayer sung at their weddings. To me it expresses the foundation of a good marriage--peace, love, pardon, faith, hope, light, joy...consolation, understanding, loving...This weekend I posted on a similar theme--Love is My-Life-for-Yours. Stop by if you have a moment. Normally, I post on interiors, but divert from time to time to write about the interior of the heart. GraciousInteriors.blogspot.com
Thank you for posting the Prayer of St. Francis, it was a good reminder.

Sharon @ Ms Magpie Designs said...

It is a beautiful prayer and definately very applicable to us now with what all is going on in the world. Thanks for sharing this.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

That's lovely, and something we should start our days with...

Christine said...

I have this framed in my kitchen. We used to sing it in my youth choir at church where I grew up. Nice memories. Always enjoy your Sunday reflections.

selling your house online said...

This prayer is a favorite of mine....Thanks for sharing.

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Vika Dolya said...

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