Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

Often, during the week, a prayer, hymn, or Bible passage will be repeating in my mind. I feel this is no small coincidence as it often reflects or resolves something I’m brooding over.

When writing my blog posts the other day, the lyrics from this prayer/hymn (from my school days!), ‘to be understood as to understand’, came to mind and seemed to convey perfectly my need to write to understand how I’m feeling yet also to give the opportunity for my grief to be understood by others.

I feel called to write about this. To read about others’ experiences offers a true understanding of what it is to live with grief as time passes, not just in the immediate aftermath. It can also offer comfort to those who are struggling or having spells of sorrow or confusion, and reassures them that it’s okay to feel the way they do.

By sharing our stories, both sorrowful and joyful, we gain truly meaningful knowledge of life and of each other.

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love,
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness – only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek,
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood, as to understand,
To be loved, as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all men that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life

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3 thoughts on “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

  1. Hello, I have just found your blog today and I wanted to say hello. I’m so sorry to read about the devastating time you have had over the last year or so. I’ll come back and visit again, may our Lord comfort you. Mich x

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