Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi by Bonnie T.  Barry

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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.

St. Francis of Assisi

Photo taken in my back yard where I have a St. Francis statue/fountain and where the songbirds love to congregate.


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  • babybird1937
    babybird1937over 5 years ago

    Love this one bonnie!

  • MaryMina
    MaryMinaover 5 years ago

    Lovely! I also have a S. Francis figure in my garden:
    see my photo and his words, titled ‘Watch and Guard’.
    Love and Prayers.

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 5 years ago

    Beautifully composed: Prayer and imagery!

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 5 years ago

    One of my favorite prayers!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    So lovely, Bonnie.

  • Gregg Williams
    Gregg Williamsover 5 years ago

    Very nice Bonnie, would make a great card.

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 5 years ago

    Inspiring words and beautifully photographed and arranged! How apt for you to have Saint Francis in your own garden to watch over your little birdies! :o)

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Very nice card ! I love it. Hugs Tom

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Bonnie………love it!

  • photofriendly777
    photofriendly777over 5 years ago

    Love the photo, love the statue, love the prayer ~ come to think of it, I’ve much affection for the goodness of the person who was Francis. Kind, gentle, caring and a genuine lover of God’s natural world. Beautiful depiction!

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