A sermon that confronts presumptuous sins, untamed tongues, and the arrogance of opinion with a call to humility and the deep spirituality of the Prayer attributed to St. Francis preached on The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 19) at St. Paulâ€™s Episcopal Church, Edenton NC on September 12, 2021.
62. A Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Book of Common Prayer â€“ Page 863
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we 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.
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