Prayer

Franciscan Peace Prayer

(The College, its students, past pupils, parents and teachers)

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;
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.

St Anthony of Padua, patron of our School – Pray for us.
St Clare of Assisi, model for praising God – Pray for us.
St Francis of Assisi, model of Gospel living – Pray for us.
St Mary MacKillop, compassionate educator of the poor and disadvantaged – Pray for us.

Holy God, source of all goodness we place before you the needs of Padua College.
May it continue nourishing the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the boys it serves.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.