God our Father, in thanksgiving for all You have given us, we offer the great prayer of Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make us instruments of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let us 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 we may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand ;
To be loved as to love.
It is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
In the precious name of Your son Jesus Christ, Amen.
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