A simple prayer to help focus the self to see every opportunity to serve God and to serve Others, where God is indwelling.
O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is discord, let me bring union;
where there is doubt, let me bring faith;
where there is despair, let me bring hope;
where there is darkness, let me bring light;
where there is sorrow, let me bring joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I, may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console others;
I, may not so much seek to be understood
as to understand others;
I, may not so much seek to be loved
as to love others.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in consoling that we are consoled;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to the little self
that we attain to Eternal Light.
— St. Francis of Assisi