"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Poem on the Door

This is a poem that has just been put (alongside many others!) onto the door of our computer cabinet, and as I saw it for the first time I decided that it deserved some 'attention'.  It doesn't appear to have a title, but I presume that is common among prayers of that era.  I hope you enjoy it.

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;
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;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

-By St. Francis of Assisi

"Thou crownest the year with thy goodness..." -Psalm 65:11a

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