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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
by St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Love Christian Religion

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

 

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Prayer of St. 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.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm,
Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world.
- Taliesin

I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer.
He talks to the lord.
He tries to get his direction from the lord.
- Pat Robertson

Look at our Lords disciples.
One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him.
If our Lord couldn't have perfection,
how are you going to have it in city government?
- Richard J. Daley

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade.
And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
- Catherine II

Give me good digestion, Lord, And also something to digest;
but where and how that something comes I leave to Thee,
who knoweth best.
- Mary Webb

When I gave my life to the Lord, I thought I'd be a preacher.
- Tim LaHaye

My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart,
reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.
- Elizabeth Dole

I've been forgotten by our Good Lord.
- Jeanne Calment

I love the life I live.
The Lord blessed me to be independent.
I am independent.
- Charles Evers

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace,
who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil,
but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.
- George Whitefield

Lord of the Rings is a good thing for us because it
opened the door for the genre in general.
Le Guin's stories are very different from Lord of the Rings.
- Shawn Ashmore

Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment.
It was over about the space of a year that I was filming.
It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done,
so emotional.
- Sean Bean

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
- Charles Spurgeon

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience,
and it must be done, because this man,
Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
- Claus von Stauffenberg

When the Lord sent me forth into the world,
He forbade me to put off my hat to any,
high or low.
- George Fox


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