Sunday, March 6, 2016

4th Sunday in Lent

Dear Friends,

     For today's reading, I offer The Prayer of Saint Francis.  This beautiful prayer helps us to see how our gifts can encourage those around us.  Today, allow your gifts to reveal themselves and trust that they offer a blessing to those around you.

Trusting that your gifts are arriving at just the right time,

The Prayer of St. Francis

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…unity.
Where there is doubt…faith.
Where there is error…truth.
Where there is despair…hope.
Where there is sadness…joy.
Where there is darkness…light.

Oh 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 with all my heart.

For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

-St. Francis of Assisi

4th Sunday in Lent New Testament Reading: John 9:1-41
4th Sunday in Lent Psalm Reading: Psalm 23