St Francis of Assisi~ A Simple Prayer

Today’s post consists of a simple yet powerful prayer from St Francis of Assisi.

I chose this because it speaks of the power we have to make positive changes in our lives and in the lives of others. It also serves as a reminder that somewhere deep inside each of us there is the courage, the strength and the wisdom to be the instrument of peace. It reminds us that we have the power of choice and when we choose wisely we are capable of being instruments of healing on many levels. Allow this prayer to serve as a guide to sow seeds of love, to find it within our hearts to forgive, to rise up from despair, to release doubt and experience joy. Love flows forever free. All we need do is open up to receive love and allow love to flow freely through us to others. Remember our oneness and our divinity. Love your fellow man: love your brothers and your sisters. Love the Earth that supports us in so many ways allowing us the privilege of experiencing the “here and now.” Sometimes all we have to do is ask to be made the instrument of peace. All the changes needed to support that request will come.

Remember who you are and Be All That … because you Can.

A Simple Prayer:

Lord, make me the instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, let me sow pardon.

Where there is doubt, let me sow faith.

Where there is despair, let me sow hope.

Where there is sadness, let me sow 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 to eternal life.  St Francis of Assisi

May you Live Life Whole Happy and Free!

blessings, Astara

6 Comments to “St Francis of Assisi~ A Simple Prayer”

  1. By Gretchen, August 9, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Love it – and so what I needed and prayed for today. Thank you, Astara! Gretchen

    • By Astara Summers, August 10, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      You are welcome Gretchen. I am happy to hear it was timely 🙂
      Peace
      Astara

  2. By G, August 10, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Amen sister!

    • By Astara Summers, August 10, 2011 @ 9:55 am

      Amen 🙂 have a safe trip back !
      peace
      AStara

  3. By Judee Pouncey, August 10, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Thank you for this reminder, Astara. I love the energy of St. Francis . . . and I love this prayer.

    Many blessings . . .

    • By Astara Summers, August 11, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      You are welcome Judee.
      I, too , love the energy of St Francis…gentle, kind, adn so loving.
      wishing you a wonderful day
      peace
      Astara

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