Chaplain’s Corner – November, 2016

CHAPLAIN’s CORNER by Gary Phillips, Chaplain

gary-phillips-amvets-chaplain-2In all the political rancor and “discussion” about what &/or who is best for our Nation.  Let us dwell, for a moment, on some of the prayerful thoughts of Saint Francis of Assisi…

Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace –That where there is hatred, I may bring love –That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness – That where there is discord, I may bring harmony –That where there is error, I may bring truth – That where there is doubt, I may bring faith – That where there is despair, I may bring hope –That where there are shadows, I may bring light – That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I seek rather to comfort than to be comforted – To understand rather than to be understood –To love, than to be loved. For it is be self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.


Almighty God, we pray that You speak to the hearts and minds of men and women. You have words which search and shake the heart, enlighten the mind, soften anger and drive our hatred and revenge. Say the word that can still the storms and grant us a just and lasting peace. Amen.