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;
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 again to eternal life. – St. Francis of Assisi
I added …
Teach me to say, and to live by the truth; even in the presence of uncertainty
Help me to love and to respect all, despite our differences
Give me strength to forgive those who have hurt me,
Assist me to embrace that which stretches me to become better
Bless us, as we gather and endeavor to make our community better.
Make us instruments of hope, agents of peace, and heroes to many.