Prayer for Tuesday (St. Francis Day)

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen.

(St. Francis of Assisi, Source: Chapter 11, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)

Today’s Affirmation:

“Every day is a new day full of hope, happiness and health.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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