The Prayer of St. Francis, also known as the Peace Prayer of St. Francis, is a well-known prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic saint who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. Here are the words to the prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
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, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The prayer is often seen as a call to action, urging individuals to act as channels for peace, love, and understanding in the world. It is popular across different faiths and denominations, and has been set to music and used in various forms of worship and meditation.