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rule IV: peace

i will seek to live a life of peace. to be a voice of love, compassion, reconciliation and forgiveness.
i will take 5 deep breaths whenever i feel like i am losing control.
i will seek to forgive myself and others.

almighty god, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through jesus christ our lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the holy spirit, one god, now and for ever. amen.

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;

lord, grant that i may seek rather
to comfort than to be comforted,
to understand than to be understood,
to love than to be loved.
for it is in giving that we receive,
in forgiving that we are forgiven,
and in dying that we are born to eternal life.

prayer of st. francis of assisi


About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science


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