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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 the 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.




"Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon"
  Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All
praise is Yours, all glory, all honor and all
blessings. To you alone, Most High, do they
belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to
pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day
through whom You give us light. And he is
beautiful and radiant with great splendor, Of
You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon
and the stars, In the heavens you have made
them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers
Wind and Air, And fair and stormy, all weather's
moods, by which You cherish all that You have
made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night and he is
beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with colored flowers
and herbs. Praise be You my Lord through those
who grant pardon for love of You and bear
sickness and trial. Blessed are those who endure
in peace, By You Most High, they will be
crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to
those who die in mortal sin! Blessed are they She
finds doing Your Will. No second death can do
them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give
Him thanks, And serve Him with great humility.





"St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Before the Crucifix"
Most High glorious God
enlighten the darkness of my heart.
Give me Lord,
a correct faith,
a certain hope,
a perfect charity,
sense and knowledge,
so that I may carry out
your holy and true command.





St. Francis Preaching To The Birds
 
Preaching Before Pope Honorius III