Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. where there is hatred let me sow love // may your love cause us to open up, cause us to open up our hearts. may your light cause us to shine so bright, that we bring hope into the dark.
Let this prayer for sleep and rest inspire you to seek comfort in the Lord. True rest comes from learning to trust God. If we rely on our circumstances to give us peace, we can never sleep soundly. Instead, let the love and forgiveness of Christ bring calm to your heart.
Mother Teresa was a great admirer of St. Francis of Assisi. Her Sisters of Charity recite the peace prayer of St. Francis every morning during thanksgiving after Communion and many of the vows and emphasis of her ministry are similar. St. Francis emphasised poverty, chastity, obedience and submission to Christ. He also devoted much of his own life to service of the poor, especially lepers in the area where he lived. #2014HeroesProject www.ShannonWalbran.com