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In times of quiet reflection and prayer this Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi often makes it’s way to my mind and heart, and each and every time refreshes and prepares my soul for the journey ahead.

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

 

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My name is Erin and this is Where I Stand…. (or kneel)