A Holiday Prayer for Today and Every Day

 

The holidays often bring out the worse in us, not the best. High expectations, busy schedules, money is tight, tension-filled family reunions, are laden with past disappointments and unrealized hopes.
Here is a daily prayer for the season (and everyday)
Prayer of St Francis: A Prayer for Today and Every Day
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;
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.
Amen

 

Posted in Staublog in December 8, 2011 by | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to A Holiday Prayer for Today and Every Day

  1. Sylvia Staub on December 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I am new to your website, enjoying podcasts from the Kindlings and delighted to be aboard. My husband and I met Christ 40 years ago and grew up from there on the teachings of Ray Stedman at Peninsula Bible Church. I had a cousin named Dick Staub from SF and then the NW. I do not think he came to know Jesus before his death. He married twice and had 5 children–3 sons with whom I have lost connection. Alcoholism was his undoing.

  2. Dick Staub on December 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Small world. I was in SF in the 60’s and again late 70’s. I knew Ray Stedman and spoke at his church in the late 60’s!

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