Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

One of the great heroes of the faith is undoubtedly St. Francis of Assisi.  His life is one that is worth study and imitation.  According to history, he heard the God speaking to him after praying in front of a cross, which is now known as the Cross of San Damiano (or the Cross of St. Francis):

At some point in his life, he authored one of the most beautiful prayers that we have today.  This is that prayer:

Prayer of St. Francis
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; 
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. 

There is a lot of trash on youtube, but every so often, you find some people who are doing a very good job in spreading the Gospel.  Yes, God even works in youtube.  I am happy to say that stevesilvia is evidence of that.  Here is a video that he put together that he titles Song of St. FrancisYou can find the video below.  God bless you stevesilvia and the work that you do, and I will definitely keep you in my prayers during Easter Vigil.

God bless you all....

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