May I be an agent of love in this world.
Where there is hatred, let me bring empathy,
Where there is hurt, forgiveness,
Where there is doubt, encouragement,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sorrow, joy.
May I console,
May I understand,
May I love
myself and all I meet.
For in giving, we receive,
in forgiving, rage recedes.
When the Ego is surrendered, community is found.
Altered/Secular Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
For what we are about to receive, let us be thankful and ever mindful of those less privileged than ourselves.