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.
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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