Blessing of Saint Francis
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
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Prayer before a Crucifix
Most High, glorious God, enlighten the shadows of my heart
and grant me right faith, certain hope and perfect charity,
sense and understanding, Lord
so that I may fulfill
Thy holy and true command.
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More Prayers of St. Francis:
Prayer to St. Francis
Glorious St. Francis, patron saint of ecology,
saturate us with a deep reverence
and concern for nature,
"Brother Wind" and "Sister Water".
Imbue us with genuine spiritual affinity
for all living things.
Teach us to profoundly transform soil,
water, fauna, and flora
without upsetting nature's delicate balance.
May we appreciate our countries' natural treasures
fully realizing that when we waste needlessly,
we destroy irrevocably,
and no-one can pass that way again.
Sr. Karoli FMSA