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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
by 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

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Love Christian Religion

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

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

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

 

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- 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

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

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away.
I might be herding sheep next year.
- Elvis Presley

A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord
would do if He knew the facts of the case.
- Finley Peter Dunne

In the time one is given, the steward must make the
most of the talents one is given by the Lord.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

I think Democrats keep the commandments of the Lord more.
- Lincoln Davis

Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry,
but do the Lord care?
- Tupac Shakur

Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading,
to the life I lead now with the church and with the
Lord and with Jesus Christ,
it's a total, total turn-around.
- Pat Summerall

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

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

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that
untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience,
for to wait is often harder than to work.
- Peter Marshall

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly
accepts things can never reach.
- William Barclay

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow,
looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part,
even temporarily, from their precious children.
- Thomas S. Monson

But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.
- John Donne

Because we are continually growing in the Lord,
preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction.
- Benny Hinn

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
- Michelangelo


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