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Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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.

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;

It is in dying that we are born

Unto eternal life.

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

The prayer was apparently written in France during World War I, perhaps by a Catholic Priest, Father Bouquerel. The first known appearance of this inspiring prayer was in December, 1912 AD when it was published in the French magazine La Clochette, p. 285.

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