The Prayer of St. Francis: A Message of Peace for the World Today

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Shows us how to live and pray in the spirit of Saint Francis. "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon ... 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."

This famous and beloved prayer, traditionally attributed to Saint Francis, has traveled the world, winning hearts and inspiring minds with its unconditional love. As ...

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Shows us how to live and pray in the spirit of Saint Francis. "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon ... 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."

This famous and beloved prayer, traditionally attributed to Saint Francis, has traveled the world, winning hearts and inspiring minds with its unconditional love. As Leonardo Boff shows in his moving reflections, this love not only brings each person the promise of eternal salvation, but also provides the basis for social peace, redeems the world, and constitutes the hidden meaning of the universe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570753565
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Saint Francis Still Living in Our Midst 1
How the Prayer of Saint Francis Came About 5
Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
Lord! 15
Why no peace? 19
What is peace? 35
How to be an instrument of your peace? 50
Where there is hatred, let me sow love 62
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon 65
Where there is discord, let me sow union 69
Where there is doubt, let me sow faith 73
Where there is error, let me sow truth 77
Where there is despair, let me sow hope 80
Where there is sadness, let me sow joy 84
Where there is darkness, let me sow light 88
O Master 92
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console 95
Grant that I may not so much seek to be understood as to understand 99
Grant that I may not so much seek to be loved as to love 103
For it is in giving that we receive 106
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned 109
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life 113
Bibliography 117
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