Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Nursing Prayer

Lord,

Lord.

Make me an instrument of thy peace, Lord.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, let there be faith.
Where there is despair, let there be hope.
Where there is darkness, let there be light
Where there is sadness, let there be joy.

Oh 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. It is in giving that we recieve and in pardoning that we are pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Make me an instrument of thy peace, Lord. Of thy peace.

Love, Sheri

(from the song by John Rutter and the prayer penned by St. Francis of Assisi, both of which inspire me, calm me, give me direction and comfort me)

1 comment:

Karen said...

I love that prayer. Good for a nurse, and good for all of us. Mother's Day thoughts for you.