Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace
Updated: Nov 5, 2022
Yesterday I was rattled. It was one of those days where there seemed to be no good news and slowly things got worse. It seemed as if these right and left punches were appearing from everywhere. Walking outside to clear my mind didn't really help. During these times I wish God would just show up and put an end to my misery. But God is sometimes silent.
Throughout the day I was trying to find peace and also trying really hard to stop thinking about what was happening. Suddenly my eyes caught a hold of a teeny tiny scripture. It said "There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord" from Proverbs 21:30. I began repeating this scripture slowly until I found myself smiling again as I thought about it.
I stopped to listen to a few sermons as I was in no condition to focus on work. I had to do something to reset my mind. Not by coincidence, each sermon gave me a boost and I woke up with peace this morning.
My greatest desire each day is to live out my day as its written in the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where is there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Today I feel so much more aligned to being an instrument of God's peace and I look forward to seeing how wonderfully the day will unfold.