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Prayer of St. Francis | 11 Step Prayer

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Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love,
that where there is wrong, I may bring the
spirit of forgiveness, that where there is
discord, I may bring harmony,
that where there is error, I may bring truth,
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith,
that where there is despair, I may bring hope,
that where there are shadows, I may bring light,
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grand 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 self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

2 thoughts on “Prayer of St. Francis | 11 Step Prayer”

  1. This is by far my favorite prayer found in AA literature. In it I see the epitome of self-centered vs. God-centered. If I had to pick a favorite line… “For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.”

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