Step 11 Prayer
This version of the prayer of St Francis of Assissi is taken from Step 11 (Chapter 11, page 99) of the "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions", a book published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred,
I may bring love;
that where there is wrong,
I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord,
I may bring harmony;
that where there is error,
I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt,
I may bring faith;
that where there is despair,
I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows,
I may bring light;
that where there is sadness,
I may bring 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 by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.