A Conversation for Relaxation Techniques
um, the prayer
the fire and the rose are one Started conversation Apr 9, 2003
Gee, I hate for my first comment to be critical (or worse, pedantic...) after being off the board for so long, but I have to point out that the prayer at the end is definitely not St. Francis's. "The Serenity Prayer" is usually attributed to US theologian/Depression-era religious activist Reinhold Niebuhr. It was at some point adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and is sometimes referred to as "the AA prayer".
Here's St. Francis of Assisi's prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. 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; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
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