Our Favorite Christian Prayer by Saint Francis

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d’Assisi); nicknamed Francesco; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226)[1][3] was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor and the women’s Order of St. Clare.[1] Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in the Christian history.[1]  

In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades.[5]

One of the popular prayers by Saint Francis is reproduced below:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
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.

 

4 replies

  1. Someone ask me: Can Muslim pray their own language?
    My answer Yes. Why

    1. Allah understand well all languages
    2. Allah do not forbid Muslim use other languages
    3. As long as Allah never say” haram” it will be fine
    4. If you pray with Arab language that you do not understand it, your prayet has no meaning at all.
    You waste your time. Except you understand it.

    Do not follow the extremist clerics advice, because the extremist clerics are bigotry or fanatic person.They say, Muslim has to pray in Arab language only.
    Lack of knowledge.

    With ❤️

    • The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at teaches that we are saying the ‘salat’ (namaz) (official prayer) in the prescribed Arabic language. Everyone can learn the meaning of the core essential prayers. And IN ADDITION we pray in our own languages for whatever we feel like.

      • @ Raffiq—-I think 80 percent Muslim who are not Arab people do not undestand the meaning of salat’s preyer, they just utter Arab language. No wonder million Muslim pray 5 times a day asking Allah for help, but Allah do not listen that. Their life has no change at all, even some Muslim still doing evil deeds, killing innocent people as we see every day.

        Muslim has to understand what he utter in Shalat, otherwise his salat has no meaning!
        With❤️

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