In accord with the request from our Minister General that I reported last week, we begin a monthly exercise of prayer for peace, especially in the Middle East. He asked that the children pray. Today at the 10am Mass we will make special intercessions when they rejoin us from their own liturgy. And then we will all join in reciting the prayer for peace in the spirit of St. Francis as follows:
Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love. Where there is injury your pardon, Lord. And where there’s doubt true faith in you Make me a channel of your peace Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope, Where there is darkness only light, And where there’s sadness ever joy. Oh Master, grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love with all my soul. Make me a channel of your peace. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, In giving of ourselves that we receive, And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.
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