There has been a lot of sadness in the blogging community and in the Facebook community because of friends making their journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
The pain is hard to bear, especially for those who have recently lost loved ones. And this time of year, with the holidays and the persistent messages of “be cheerful” and “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” can be hard for many of us. This time of year can remind us of the loved ones we’ve lost in the past or other hurts.
So today we thought we would share our favorite prayer, one that gives us hope even in the midst of despair.
Blessings to you all.
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
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;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.