St. Francis prayer of modern origin

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith,” is a prayer long attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. But a recent article dates the prayer to the beginning of the 20th century.

The article published in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, states that the prayer appeared in a French newspaper in 1912 and has become widely associated with the saint.