St. Francis of Assisi
God, through Saint Francis of Assisi we have learned to be grateful for your creation because they are our ‘brothers and sisters.’ With all these wonderful creations, our brothers and sisters, may we never stop praising you, for you alone are God who wonderfully created us with different purposes and missions. Through the intercession of Saint Francis, may we be kind to each other, respect the dignity of every created thing, take good care of all your creation and not use them merely for our own benefit.
And with St. Francis we pray:
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love with all my soul. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Saint Francis of Assisi, Pray for us.