Make Me an Instrument of Peace

This is an excerpt from the midday prayer I pray each day. It is from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.  Read this aloud or in your head:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring 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.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

You can get the book here. It is a fairly recent Shane Claiborne (author of Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President) project. It is a way for Christians across all denominations can pray together because this book celebrates the good in many traditions. It also includes a songbook with songs ranging from hymns to African spirituals. I highly recommend this for anyone seeking a deeper prayer life.