This week, I was given the chance to pull together a playlist for my ‘birthday spin class.’ Our spin instructor encourages us to do this each year but it is the first time I took advantage of her offer. Not being too much in to music, I felt intimidated by choosing fun songs that would fit well in a spin class. One choice was easy though. Of all the songs I have heard in spin, my favorite is Servant of Peace by Snatam Kuar. If you haven’t had the chance to hear it, it is a must listen. After listening to the song, many times, I learned that the lyrics are taken from the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
I think the words below are important for us all, regardless of faith or belief. Enjoy…
Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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.
Oh 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,
It is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
-Snatam Kuar, Servant of Peace