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Evening Prayer – 9 August 2017

August 9, 2017

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow 

It seems appropriate today, Lord

To pray for sanity and peace

Not only do despotic world leaders bring cause for alarm

So too does the hatred and fear spewed by so many

Families and friends divided 

In times like this I think of the Poverello

St Francis, you brought light to darkness

You brought hope to those in despair

You brought belonging to the rejected

You kissed lepers and embraced the poor

You shared love with those considered enemies

In this time of darkness, let us pray your prayer

In this time of darkness, let us live your prayer
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;

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.

Lord, to you, we lift this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem et in Terra 

Grant Us Peace on Earth 

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

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  1. Cheryl Anne permalink

    You know *this* is my heart. ❤ Joining you and my Beloved Poverello in prayer. ❤

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