Daily Devotionals

October 29th, 2023

Let’s close out this week with words from what is known as “The Prayer of St. Francis”. Reflect on the wording of this beautiful prayer, the way it embodies the essence of shalom as we seek the help of the Father.

Lord, make me an instrument of your 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 there 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,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.