Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon;
Where there is doubt, let me sow faith;
Where there is despair, let me sow hope;
Where there is discord, let me sow unity;
Where there is darkness, let me sow light and
Where there is sadness, let me sow joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not seek so much
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;
And it is in dying to the little self
That we are born to eternal life.

-St Francis of Assisi

This is my prayer to thee, my Lord-
strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.

Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.

Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.

Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.

And give me the strength to surrender my strength to
Thy will with love.


For all that God, in mercy, sends;
For health and children, home and friends:
For comfort in the time of need
For every kindly word and deed
For happy thoughts and holy talk,
For Guidance in our daily walk-
For everything GIVE THANKS!

Divine Life
To practise non-violence, truth and purity is Divine Life
To be kind, generous, humble, tolerant is Divine Life.
To practise virtues and be righteous is Divine Life.
To serve the poor in selfless, dedicated ways is Divine Life.
To serve the sick with all-is-God attitude is Divine Life.
To be merciful, courageous and devotion is Divine Life.
To sing the Name of God and pray is Divine Life.
To do Japa and meditation is Divine Life.
To be an instrument in the hands of God is Divine Life.
To act rightly and live in God is Divine Life.
To do unconditional self-surrender to God is Divine Life.
To restrain the senses and to have God-communion is Divine Life.
To be one with the Divine Will is Divine Life.
To be a silent witness of the three states (walking, dreaming and deep sleep) is Divine Life.

-Swami Sivananda

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