A prayer for Lent

Chaplain’s Corner

Padre Jacques TremblayPadre Tremblay We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Eve, mostly observed as a time of fasting and penitence. This is also a time to invite everyone to become better, in order to be ready for Easter. There are many ways to improve ourselves, one way is by prayer, which can take many forms. Here is a beautiful prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi that we may recite when we want to positively improve our lives. 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 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. Amen. Personal prayer is very important, and community prayer is also equally important. Do not hesitate to contact the chaplains’ office to know the schedule surrounding our celebrations of Easter. jacques.tremblay4@forces.gc.ca Francis-assisi