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National Prayer Day - May 1
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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...a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi.


 

This is not a prayer written by me, but it is my prayer and your prayer, and all the peoples of the world...given to us by St. Francis of Assisi. It is offered to you for National Prayer Day. 

  


             The Canticle of the Creatures

 We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
of You Most High, he bears your likeness.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
 fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.

We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night.
 He is beautiful, playful, robust, and strong.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth,
 who sustains us
with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs.

We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
for love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
by You Most High, they will be crowned.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.  

We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks,
and serve You in all humility
.


                                                                  

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal  likewise with their fellow men."

-St. Francis of Assisi- 
Patron Saint of animals and ecology.
(1181-1226)
 

      Text is in the Public Domain.  

An offering through Jackie (Micke) Jinks

 

 

 

 

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong;
 no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/4/2008
Truth of God's gifts endures forever.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/3/2008
thanks Jackie a great prayer, I don't think I've read it before anywhere, so goes my pea brain
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/1/2008
St. Francis of Assisi's words still ring true and just. I wonder what he is thinking now as he observed all the slaughter around the world.....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 5/1/2008
Thanks for sharing...this was a beautiful prayer.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/1/2008
Neat. For some reason I had never read the whole thing. Thanks!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/1/2008
I love this canticle and say it often! Thank you for sharing Micke, we so need to hear words like this and keep them ever in mind in today's confused world!

Love,
ET
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/1/2008
Very beautiful writing sweet lady..have a great and safe day..Hugs
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/1/2008
It would be so wonderful to remember this prayer everyday and carry it with us. Beautiful poem and prayer. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/1/2008
Amen and amen, Jackie - well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/1/2008
Beautiful write of praise, Micke; very well penned! BRAVA!

I pray every day; every day is a National Day of Prayer for me! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/1/2008
Always one of my favorite prayers, and I love your graphic, Micke. If only we could all be more like St. Francis today.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/1/2008
Man should hear more ofte his Lord, and take real care of the Paradise instead of destroying it.

Georg
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/30/2008
And to man God gave the stewardship of this earth he created and all that are in it. Amen



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