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FOUND: The Lost "Prayer of St. Francis"

11/25/2011 Comments (19)

Some seminarians were digging through texts in a dark corner of the Vatican archives and uncovered a number of previously unknown alternate versions of St. Francis’ famous prayer. It appears, that while the current and most popular form of the prayer is attributed to St. Francis himself, its origin is actually unknown. However, these new finds shed more light on the subject and, indeed, on the prophetical insights of St. Francis himself.

Just kidding. Actually, this is just a modern-day take on the old prayer by a blogging priest (Fr. Stephen Cuyos). I found it worth sharing! Hope you enjoy it:

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is sensationalism, let me bring your truth
Where there is flaunting of wealth, your simplicity, Lord
And in the midst of noise, prayerful silence

Make me a channel of your peace
To those obsessed with entertainment, let me bring joy
To the vain and the greedy, your humility, Lord
And to the virtual world, authenticity

O Master grant that I may never seek
Quantity over quality
Individualism over solidarity
Anonymity over transparency

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in friending that we initiate dialogue
In networking that we create positive relations
And in the giving of self in love that we truly communicate

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Matthew Warner is a lover of God, his wife, his kids, his life, cookies, hot-buttered bread, snoozin' & awkward (as well as not awkward) silence. He is the founder and CEO of Flocknote, the creator of Tweet Catholic, a contributing author to The Church and New Media book, and writer/founder at The Radical Life. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.