“Peace” is my farewell to you, my peace is my gift to you.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Father, forgive them: they know not what they are doing.
Where there is injury, let me show pardon.
Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe.
Where there is doubt, let me show faith.
Hope will not leave us disappointed, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has given to us.
Where there is despair, let me show hope.
You are the light of the world. Your light must shine before men so that they may see goodness in your acts and give praise to your heavenly Father.
Where there is darkness, let me show light.
I tell you truly: You will weep and mourn while the world rejoices; you will grieve for a time, but your grief will be turned to joy.
Where there is sadness, let me show joy.
He comforts us in all our afflictions and thus enables us to comfort those who are in trouble, with the same consolation we have received from him.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console.
God has given us the wisdom to understand fully the plan he was pleased to decree in Christ.
Grant that I may not so much seek to be understood, as to understand.
If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal.
Grant that I may no so much seek to be loved, as to love.
Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
For it is in giving that we receive.
Forgive us the wrong we have done as we forgive those who wrong us.
For it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.