Saturday, March 23, 2013
Prayers for Pope Francis - In the Vineyard :: March 22, 2013 :: Volume 13, Issue 6
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Pope Francis was installed officially as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. We join Catholics worldwide to pray for Pope Francis, for our Church and for a welcomed and honored place for lay voices. And we offer the following Prayer of St. Francis for Pope Francis, as always, in Jesus' name:
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
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;
and 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;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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