Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Here's the famous St. Francis prayer for Good Friday. I grew up with this on a faux stone tablet in my parents' bathroom. It seemed very much like the Serenity prayer -- something I saw a lot and didn't think about much. But as time passes, I find it more and more relevant and harder to pray, the mark for me of something I need to do. Hope you're having a great day, and I'll be back soon with a margarita video!

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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;
and 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.


Charles Gramlich said...

If only more people would take that prayer seriously.

the walking man said...

I'm not aware of this prayer...odd seeing as how I started out in a Catholic church named after St. Francis (one of them anyway)...while worthy sentiments are expressed I personally will stick with my 21st Century Jesus as a prayer for the season.

Scott said...


Nice prayer. I hope you had a great day, too...any day I get to see a new pic of you is a good one! :)

Hope your weekend is good, and I can't wait to see your next mixology video. I'll be taking care of my dog this weekend. Take care!

Lana Gramlich said...

Yeeeeehah! Bring on the margarita video!

Anonymous said...

I have understood this prayer in different ways throughout my life but have alwys had an affinity for it. A few months ago I taped a copy of this on my bathroom mirror thinkig it would spur me to be more mindful of it. Just the opposite seems to have happened. I don't even see it anymore. Thanks for reminding me that it's there.

jodi said...

HI Honey, we used to sing that as a hymn in church. I love it's simple logic. Have a glorious Easter. xoxox