Prayer of St. Francis

This is my last post as an Emerging Artist grantee for Creative Pinellas.  I normally do not post about religion, but, following my experience with the Artist’s Showcase this weekend, I would like to share my favorite prayer by my favorite saint, as it articulates my philosophy as an artist and my art:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

Where there is injury, pardon

Where there is doubt, faith

Where there is despair, hope

Where there is darkness, light

And where there is sadness, joy.

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.

Thank you,

Suzanne Wieland



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