Today’s Prayer: With the tragedy last night in Manchester, England as we pray today let us remember the victims and their families and friends. Let us pray for an end to hate. Let us pray for a transformation of life from hate to peace.
Loving God we once again draw upon the inspiration of St. Francis. Please help us to be your instruments. Please help us to be your presence in this world, to be your people of Faith.
Lord, make us instruments of your peace today and always, where there is hatred, let us 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 we 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. Amen. (Adapted from the prayer known as the Prayer of St. Francis)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
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