Today Pope Francis requested that the world pray for peace at 1pm. Pope Francis also highlighted the first miracle of Jesus Christ at the Wedding of Cana, where he turned water into wine. It is through this merciful act that Jesus begins his earthly ministry and shows us a New Covenant of Love.
Pope Francis on Jesus’ first miracle
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an channel of your peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort,than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.
- If you missed 1pm — don’t worry it’s still 1pm in another part of the world 🙂