Prayer for Friday (St. Francis of Assisi)

Today is the Christian Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The Iroquois Squash Ceremony and Tewa Deer Dance both start today.

I will give you a talisman …
Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen
and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the 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. Amen.

(St. Francis of Assisi)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“When I expect the best results, I will get them.”

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

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