Today in Mass I needed a little reinforcement so I checked the back of the book to see what they had there for prayers and I saw the prayer of Saint Francis and upon reading it, I was suddenly struck as to how much this is actually a prayer for mothers. I seriously doubt this is a new thought - except to me. Still I thought I would share it here again for others to reflect on.
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;
and 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.
Señor Hazme un instrumento de tu paz.
Donde haya odio siembre yo tu amor.
Donde haya injuria perdón.
Donde haya duda fe,
Donde haya deseperación esperanza;
Donde haya oscuridad déjame traer luz
y Dónde haya tristeza alegría.
Oh divino Maestro, Concédeme que no busque
Ser conolado sino consolar;
Ser comprendido sino comprender;
Ser amado sino amar.
Es dando que recibimos;
Es perdonanado que somos perdonados
y Es muriendo que nacemos a la vida eterna.
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