Prayer of Francis of Assisi as a Labor Day Meditation

Many are celebrating today as Labor Day, and I wanted to share this song from a prayer by Francis of Assisi as a meditation on the kind of labor that has eternal value.

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.

-Francis of Assisi

3 Responses

  1. Nadene says:

    Thank you for sharing this precious prayer and video! I loved it so much that we spent time learning St Francis’s prayer.
    I made 3 versions of one-page minibooks with the prayer for my daughters, and posted it on my blog to share with others here

  2. Kimbrah says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, this was such a wonderful reminder! 🙂

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