Prayers of Saint Francis

St Francis is known as the man who most resembled Christ, 'the first after the only one', as the universal brother, as a man of peace and reconciliation, as the poor man, the lover of the poor, the singer of creation. This is true. Francis of Assisi, however, is first and foremost a mystic, a true contemplative, a lover of Christ, poor and crucified. Francis is not only a praying man, but, as his biographer Thomas of Celano says, he is a "man made prayer". The presence of God transfigures him, to the point of making him another Christ;

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Prayer before the San Damiano Crucifix

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.