Prayer of St. Francis of Assis

Lord,
Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring 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.
Where there is discord, harmony.
Where there is error, truth.
Where there is wrong, the spirit of forgiveness.
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.

15 thoughts on “Prayer of St. Francis of Assis

  1. I love this prayer. It touches my soul and brings together all the Steps and Traditions of AA. I will be saying this nightly from now on.

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  2. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves
    and pray
    and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
    then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal
    their land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14

  3. The prayer gives most christian an easy approach to salvation. That is, it summarizes all a person need to do . Showing divine love.

  4. The day we humanity from the four corner of the Earth act and live according to the prayer of St. Francis then true peace and harmony will prevail on Earth. Let us also make the teaching of the Golden Rule as our guiding principle in life

  5. this prayer touches ma heart till ma tears follow .this are not just words of a mere persone but are give by God Himself .I luv to meditate it

  6. I ask all to say a prayer for my “best friend” Rocky who I have had for 14+ years. We will be putting him to sleep tomorrow so I humbly ask all dog/animal lovers to please say a prayer for Rocky who has been the best friend one could ever imagine. I only hop that I am at least somewhat like him…he has and always will be God’s gift to me. I love you Rocky with all my heart and soul forever!
    Anthony
    a.k.a Dad

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  8. hello to raeder i realy have faith in francis prayer.it has tough me on how to be more calm in many ways.i also enjoy reading and learning ove him as well as learning from him. he had or has a great world.also on of my favorit prayers would also have to be the our father.

  9. This prayer is like poetry to me. I love it and always have. I found this site, by doing a search on my favorite patron saint, St Francis of Assisi, to learn about his life. When I pray to God, when I am feeling down, often I ask St Francis of Assisi to pray for me. When I think no one cares, I know that HE does. I also love the 23rd Psalm of David. Both of these prayers are to me, so meaningful, and give me hope that I can be an instrument of goodness and hope for a better world. Life is not easy and fighting for justice, for those less fortunate, even harder. Sometimes its easy to feel the fight is bigger than we are. But when I take the time to consider these beautiful lines, as with the 23rd Psalm, I am comforted and rejuvenated as well.

  10. this prayer touches my soul,i’m going to practise it till i say each and every word without reading from any paper and share with others about its contents.thank u for publishing thi prayer coz its going 2 touch and help many as it did to me.may the almighty guid you

  11. I’ve heard this prayer at different times throughout my life, but it brought special meaning at my Uncle’s Memorial Service last night (he has recently past away.) I will read it more; practice it more; live in more, in honor of his memory….in love.

  12. All the instructions required for life……are contained within this one simple prayer. Thank you………..most sincerely for placing it here so that all may see……….truly see.

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