A Devotional Thought from St. Francis

“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.”1

 – St. Francis of Assisi


1. Bob Barnes, 15 Minutes Alone with God for Men, (Oregon: Harvest House, 1995), p. 11

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