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 of St. Francis (Peace Prayer)
♦  Canticle of the Creatures
♦  Prayer in Praise of God
♦  Prayer in Praise of Mary, Mother of God

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