Lord, make me a channel of your peace,
That where there is hatred,
I may bring love;
Where there is wrong,
I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.

Where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
Where there is error, I may bring truth;
Where there is doubt, I may bring faith.

Where there is despair, I may bring hope;
Where there are shadows, I may bring light;
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 forgetting self that one finds,
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.