Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred let me sow love,
where there is injury let me sow pardon,
where there is doubt let me sow faith,
where there is despair let me sow hope,
where there is darkness let me give light,
where there is sadness let me give joy.
O divine master, grant that I may
not try to be comforted but to comfort
not try to be understood but to understand
not try to be loved but to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is forgiving that we are forgiven
and it is dying that we are born to eternal life.
-Prayer of St Francis