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)…