Prayer for a new year

make me
an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
where there is injury,
where there is doubt,
where there is despair,
where there is darkness,
where there is sadness,

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,
it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life.


St Francis of Assisi

This prayer continues to ring out through the ages and is ever so much needed today as when it was first uttered in St Francis’ time.


We, the Daughters of Divine Zeal, here in Australia and around the world, wish you and your family love, peace and abundant blessings for 2014 and beyond.

What is your prayer for 2014?
Feel welcome to leave a reply below.


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