July 16, 2010

Classic Prayer: Francis of Assisi

Posted in Ancient Prayers, Classic Prayers at 5:00 am by davebayne

A prayer of thanksgiving by Francis of Assisi (lightly paraphrased)

“Almighty, most holy, most high and supreme God, holy and just Father, Lord, king of heaven and earth, for Yourself we give thanks to You because by Your holy will, and by Your only Son, You have created all things spiritual and physical in the Holy Spirit and placed us, made in Your image and likeness, in paradise, where we fell by our own fault. And we give You thanks because, as by Your Son You created us, so by the true and holy love with which You have loved us, You caused Him, true God and true man, to be born….

And we give You thanks because Your Son Himself is to come again in the glory of His Majesty…to say to all who have known You and adored You, and served You in repentance: ‘Come all you blessed of My Father, possess the Kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.’ And since all we sinners are not worthy to name You, we humbly plead to You that our Lord Jesus Christ, Your beloved Son, in whom You are well pleased, together with the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, may give thanks to You as it is pleasing to You and to Them, for all. Amen.”

Taken From:
Alan Fadling “Classic Prayers” Blog Series


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