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A Prayer for Peace in the New Year

December 29, 2017

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;

How do we live out the message of Christmas in the New Year?

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,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

—Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi