Franciscan prayer is a form of Christian prayer that is influenced by the teachings and spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi, who founded the Franciscan order in the 13th century. The Franciscan tradition emphasizes simplicity, humility, and a deep reverence for all of God’s creations, particularly nature. Franciscan prayer often involves contemplation, reflection, and meditation on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, as well as on the beauty and wonder of the natural world. In this article, we will explore the history and key elements of Franciscan prayer, as well as some of the most common prayers and practices associated with this tradition.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Fransiscan Prayer. May God Bless You!
Fransiscan Prayer 1
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.
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.