Morning Ritual

Every morning I light the candles on my mother's altar and say her favorite prayer: Prayer of St. Francis of Assissi. Maybe this prayer will help you carry on.

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 darkness, light.

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, and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

I will try my hardest to remember this in my daily health battles, thank you!