Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Published on October 1, 2019

The famous prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, a medieval preacher, is a beautiful message of optimism, resolve and peace that can be read as a poem or sung as a hymn at a funeral or memorial service in remembrance of a loved one who has died.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where this 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.