A Daily Meditation
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;
Where their 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 [to self] that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi From Eknath Easwaran’s very excellent book Meditation: Commonsense Directions for an Uncommon Life (Nilgiri Press)…