(Based on the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi)
Make me an instrument of the Spirit;
where there is bias, openness;
where there is intransigence, reconciliation;
where there is hesitancy, zeal;
where there is judgment, compassion;
where there is fear, peace;
where there is selfishness, love.
Help me to confront prejudice
and promote acceptance and inclusivity.
Help me to recognize bigotry
and empower with kindness and gentleness.
Help me to acknowledge intolerance
and exercise forbearance and patience.
Help me to identify greed
and practice poverty and indulgence,
You are loving and compassionate,
may I reflect your presence.