Sometimes watching the news can leave you overwhelmed. Violence is best left in prayer. In today´s world we are surrounded by violence and the best way to combat it is through prayer. The prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi has always been one that has inspired me. Even more so in recent days.
Lord, make me an instrument of your 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;
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.