Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011

Pin Oak Marsh at sunrise, 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we 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.

A prayer attributed to St. Francis
Book of Common Prayer, page 833

1 comment:

Wanda Horn said...

As always, this prayer brings tears to my eyes.