Devotion to Saint Francis of Assisi
O beloved Saint Francis,
gentle and poor,
your obedience to God and your simple,
deep love for all God's creatures led you to the heights of heavenly perfection
and turned many hearts to follow God's will.
Now, in our day,
pray also for us,
in our ministry to the many who come here searching for peace
and intercede for us as we come before the Lord with our special requests.
[Mention your special intention.]
O blessed Saint of God,
from your throne among the hosts of heaven present our petitions before our faithful Lord.
May your prayers on our behalf be heard and may God grant us the grace to lead good and faithful lives.
Saint Francis of Assisi,
Pray for us. Amen.