LORD, make me an instrument of your peace,Prayer of Saint Francis
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;
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.
Unfortunately, we heard about another tragic shooting incident at a local high school. We feel helpless and discouraged by the news. We remember many students, parents, and teachers affected by the incident in our prayers. It reminds us that we live in a lost and broken society and how much we need God’s love in this broken world. Please, join us in praying for peace.
— Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message appeared in the Saturday, November 5, 2022 version of Tidbits.