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Instrument of Your Peace
Friday, October 29, 2021

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offence, let me bring forgiveness.

Where there is conflict, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.

Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.

O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that one receives,
it is in forsaking that one gains,
it is in forgiving that one is forgiven,
it is in dying that one is born again to eternal life.

See also "Instrument of Your Peace (Audio)" for a version of the prayer in song.

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