A Prayer for Service

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread, and by our understanding love give peace and joy.

Lord, make me a channel of they peace, that where there is hatred I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the Spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that were there is doubt, I may bring faith; that were there is despair, I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted; to understand rather than to be understood; to love than to be loved; for it is by forgetting self that one finds; it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.

This prayer is sometimes attributed to St. Francis, but has been augmented here and is taken from Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge

 

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