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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. ...
by St Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Christian Religion

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- 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;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The 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;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They still had the Lord Chamberlain,
so we had this idiotic censorship.
We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10.
Why three were OK, I don't know.
- Uta Hagen

This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

I do here speak it before the court.
I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence.
- Anne Hutchinson

We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience,
and it must be done, because this man,
Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
- Claus von Stauffenberg

But what is after all the happiness of mere power?
There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth;
that is the happiness of being truly loved.
- Lafcadio Hearn

It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
But to be independent when you haven't got a thing,
that's the Lord's test.
- Mahalia Jackson

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is
Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The commandment of God is, that we love Our Lord in all our heart,
in all our soul, in all our thought.
- Richard Rolle

My lord, I have some matter of law relating to the indictment,
and I desire counsel to speak to it.
- William Kidd

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
- Louisa May Alcott

Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.
- Saint Augustine

Human beings are pampered by the Lord.
Their real tests don't come until later in life.
- Willie Stargell

Praising the Lord and passing the ammunition are mutually exclusive ideas.
- Phil Donahue

Everybody knows the Lord loveth a cheerful giver.
- George Washington Cable

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see,
why Democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman.
- King James I

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord,
for they were born kings of the earth far more truly
than those who possess it only from having bought it.
- George Sand

On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed,
and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained
an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
- Orson Pratt

To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career,
there is no doubt about that.
But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars,
they are made for the audience.
- Peter Jackson


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