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Updated: Jun 22

Prayer of Saint 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.


by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

A Prayer to Prevent Antisemitism

Creator God, your Son, our brother Jesus, would have died in the

Holocaust because of the antisemitic attitudes that too many

Christians promoted since he was a faithful Jew. Keeping

in mind Jesus' strong rootage in Judaism and our many

failures in the past with regard to antisemitism we offer our prayer

and our support to our Jewish brothers and sisters as they face

yet another outbreak of this cancer in our body politic. Our

prayer today is a proclamation of solidarity and a

commitment to public action against this continuing scourge. by Father John Pawlikowski,OSM Profiles in Catholicism

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