A Prayer

A Prayer 
by St. Francis of Assi

O 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,
And it is in dying
That we are born to eternal life.
 
Infinite Way Letters 1956 p.246