As a missionary disciple Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is hurt and suffering, let me offer forgiveness;
where there is doubt, let me share my faith;
where there is sadness, let me offer hope;
where there is depression and fear, let me show possibilities;
where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
As I go forth and encounter places of division, help me to show your peace, hope, love and joy. Amen.
(Adapted from Prayer of St. Francis)
At the height of the crusades St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt crossed the battle lines to meet in peace. This encounter based on a dialogue of peace models for us the heart of a peacemaker.
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