Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prayer of St. Francis


all polarity is perfectly

resolved in Your Peace --

hatred and love, injury and pardon,

doubt and faith, despair and hope,

darkness and light, sadness and joy

are complementary expressions of

essential unity functioning as

Your Play in time and space.


Divine Friend, by Your Grace

all seeking to be consoled,

to be understood,

to be loved

is surpassed by the natural

motive to comfort, heal, and bless,

for it is in relinquishing our demand to be

consoled, understood, forgiven, and loved that

we become true to Love, just as it is

in the death of our willfulness that we are

born to the eternal life of Thy Will.