Art of Peace Prayer

Please feel free to use this prayer in your place of worship – as part of a communal prayer for peace.


Let me be an instrument of 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.
May I 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 self that we are born to life.
This week and all year long,
may I join others around the world,
as we strive to be active and faithful
instruments of peace.