A prayer of St. Francis

Daily Reading for June 4

You alone are holy, Lord God, you do wonderful things.

You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High.

You are the almighty King, the holy Father, King of heaven and earth.

You are Trinity and Unity, O Lord God, all goodness.

You are good, all good, the supreme good,

Lord God, living and true.

You are charity and love. You are wisdom.

You are humility. You are patience.

You are serenity. You are peace.

You are joy and gladness. You are justice and self-restraint.

You are our wealth, our treasure, and our satisfaction.

You are beauty. You are mercy.

You are our protector. You are our guardian and defender.

You are strength. You are refreshment.

You are our hope. You are our trust.

You are our delight. You are eternal life,

Great and wondrous Lord,

Almighty God,

Merciful Saviour.

From St. Francis’s blessing of Brother Leo, quoted in 2000 Years of Prayer, compiled by Michael Counsell. Copyright © 1999. Used by permission of Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. www.morehousepublishing.com

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