Sunday, March 17, 2013

Devotion for today: a prayer of St. Francis

In honor of our new Pope, here is a prayer by the saint whose name he chose. It is so simple, yet it speaks volumes about the faith of the saint and the man who loves him.

St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer before the 

Crucifix at San Damiano:

Most High, glorious God,

Enlighten the darkness of my heart

And give me true faith,

Certain hope and perfect charity,

Sense and knowledge, Lord,

That I may carry out

Your holy and true command.

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