This modification of the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi was the reading used in Paul and Samatha’s wedding last week. Both in recovery from substance abuse, the couple took the Prayer of Saint Francis and personalized it for the celebration of their commitment. The Prayer has been lovingly adopted by the members of the 12 Step Community and is featured in the 11th Step.
In our marriage relationships, make us instruments of peace.
Where there is pain and hardship, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, trust and confidence;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Let us each be mindful 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 to ourself and our selfishness that we are born in love.
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Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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