Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

It means "GIVE US PEACE"

Today is Blog Blast for Peace day all over the Internet. Bloggers everywhere are posting their personalized PEACE GLOBE. Go to Mimi Writes if you want a globe to participate in this exciting day.

While I'm not a religious person, I'm going to post the Peace Prayer attributed to St. Francis of Asissi. I learned it in school long ago and sang a musical adaptation of it when I was in the high school glee club. It is a wondrous prayer that expresses what we need here in the United States and in the world.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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.

This is my post for Wordless Wednesday this week. For other Wordless Wednesday participants visit Wordless Wednesday


SandyCarlson said...

This is the perfect prayer for the day! Great job on your peace globe, too. Mine's up, too. God bless, and thanks for visiting Writing in Faith.

Natalie said...

Peace! :) Great message!

Shelia said...

Your's is the first globe I have come upon, let's hope that we will have some small hand in any peace that follows. Happy and blessed WW!

Anonymous said...

I love today. Peace globes are the best. The Peace Prayer is beautiful.

Have a great day.


Schmoop said...

Amen...Peace and Cheers to you Teach!!

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks Sandy, I'll be by to visit you!

Thanks, Natalie!

Thanks Shelia! and crazy working MOm and Matt-man.

Happy Peace Day to you all!

Durward Discussion said...

Peace is the marriage of the people and the planet, with all attendant vows.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks Jamie. Happy Peace Day!

exskindiver said...

and let peace begin with me.

have a great day.


Anonymous said...

wonderful peace globe!! Mine's flying today too :) PEACE...

A Free Man said...

I think that's a great prayer. I've seen a lot of these posts around today. Seems a lot of people have a strange idea of what peace means. I like yours!

maryt/theteach said...

exskindiver, Bridget and Chris, Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Happy Peace Day!

Travis Cody said...

Peace to you and yours on this wonderful Peace Globe Day and always.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks Travis! Peace to you and yours!

Wayne said...

peace to us all!

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, thanks, Wayne, thanks for stopping by!

Annelisa said...

Nice peace post!

maryt/theteach said...

Annelisa, thanks very much!

Mimi Lenox said...

What a wonderful post.
I'm finally making it around to all the BlogBlast For Peace posts.
Thank you for participating.
I am inspired all over again!

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks Mimi, everyone loves the St. Francis prayer...

Thanks for stopping by. I loved participating in the Blog for Peace.:)