The Prayer of St. Francis Lord Make me an Instrument of Peace


This contemporary rendering of St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer, “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” by the Canadian Tenors is absolutely divine! PREPARE FOR CHILLS!

This is a contemporary rendering of St Francis of Asisi’s prayer, “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace”. I noticed they took out the “Your” part in this new title and new arrangement. The “Your” refers to the divine “Your”. There is peace; and then there is the “Peace that surpasses all understanding” offered by God. Which peace are you after?

I love the way they re-stated the parts of St Francis’ prayer in contemporary language. The meaning suddenly became “new” and “alive” for me–making it more meaningful than ever. My favourite verse is this: “With these Words I speak, grant that I may seek– not to be seen…but to see!”