Stacey Loscalzo

Apr 26

Where There is Darkness, Light

by Stacey

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


  1. Lindsey says:

    This is my favorite prayer. xoxo

  2. Betsy says:

    Your Dammy’s as well! and mine!! Interesting. Have never heard it sung tho’.

  3. Melinda Sohval says:

    Although I am of the Jewish faith, I have really come to admire the words and beliefs of St.Francis of Assisi, a gentle humble man who loved nature and all living things. This particular prayer is especially meaningful to me because it inspires me to be proactive in the manner with which I go through my life rather than just a victim of  difficult times. It reminds me that there is always choice and responsibility in how we conduct ourselves, and reinforces that I am in fact a therapeutic agent. Thank you Stacey for this and for letting mr write in green which always gets my tail wagging!

  4. Sandy Sullivan says:

    Stacey, love your new blog and, as is often true, we love the same things. I discovered the music of Snatum Kaur last summer through a kundalini yoga class. Her song “Long Time Sun” is my absolute favorite. You must sample it on iTunes!

    • Stacey says:

      Sandy- I’m so happy to hear from you! I just downloaded Long Time Song and am listening to it now. It is gorgeous! Thanking you for telling me about it. 

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