Prayer Commonly Attributed to St Francis of Assisi

st francis in prayer
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi *

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

 

**This prayer is commonly attributed to St Francis of Assisi, who was born in 1181 or 1182 and died October 3rd, 1226.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our free email newsletter to stay up to date on the latest from SpiritualDirection.com!

Scroll to Top