Lord, make me a gardener of your peace.
Where there is hatred, may I sow love.
Where there is injury, healing.
Where there is discord, let there be music.
Where there is falsehood, may I speak truth.
Where there is doubt, help me show faith.
Where there is despair, may I bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me be light.
Where there is sadness, let me be joy.
I want to console as much as I want to be consoled.
I want to understand as much as I want to be understood.
I want to love as much as I want to be loved.
It is in giving that I receive.
It is in losing that I find.
It is in forgiving that I am forgiven.
And it is in the dying of the self
That I am reborn to eternal life.
Join us in engaging neighbors, family, friends, co-workers, even strangers, as you dialogue about what the Gardener of Peace prayer evokes in their life.
“I’d like to hear your story.”
“When you read this prayer, what words or parts of the prayer resonated with you?”
“Tell me about a time when you felt reconciled with someone.”
“Tell me about where you still long for reconciliation.”
“How can I pray for you, today?”