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July 11, 2008

A goal…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by rlaughlin @ 6:12 am

I heard this prayer again tonight and felt as if I’d never read it before.  To truly live this prayer is my goal… 

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen.
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1 Comment »

  1. Great prayer. Amen. (I’m not being sarcastic either)

    Comment by April — July 11, 2008 @ 4:47 pm |Reply


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