St. Francis de Sales was a French bishop and theologian who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He is known for his contributions to the Catholic Church, particularly in the areas of spiritual direction and devotional writing. One of his most famous works is the Introduction to the Devout Life, a guidebook for laypeople seeking to deepen their faith. St. Francis de Sales is also known for his beautiful and inspiring prayers, one of which is the Prayer of St. Francis de Sales. This prayer has become a popular devotional prayer for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, and is often used in times of personal reflection and meditation.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St.Francis Desales Prayer. May God Bless You!
St.Francis Desales Prayer 1
Who for the salvation of souls, did will that St. Francis de Sales should become all things to all men and women, mercifully grant that we, helped by the gentleness of his charity, guided by his teachings, and sharing in his merits, may obtain eternal happiness. This we ask through Christ our Lord.
St.Francis Desales Prayer 2
I give you this day. I offer you, now, all of the good that I shall do and I promise to accept, for love of you, all of the difficulty that I shall meet. Help me to conduct myself during this day in a manner pleasing to you.
St.Francis Desales Prayer 3
O my God,
I thank you and I praise you for accomplishing your holy and all-lovable will without any regard for mine. With my whole heart, in spite of my heart, do I receive this cross I feared so much! It is the cross of Your choice, the cross of Your love. I venerate it; nor for anything in the world would I wish that it had not come, since You willed it. I keep it with gratitude and with joy, as I do everything that comes from Your hand; and I shall strive to carry it without letting it drag, with all the respect and all the affection which Your works deserve.
St.Francis Desales Prayer 4
O Blessed Virgin,
Dear mother of mine, I salute you, and revere you with all my heart. Mother of Mercy, pray for me. Queen of Heaven, I commend my soul to you. O my tender Mother, obtain that I may be loved by your Son. Sweet hope with Jesus, sweet refuge of sinners, I throw myself at your feet. Cause me to experience the effect of the power which you possess with the Holy Trinity, O glorious Virgin Mary.
St.Francis Desales Prayer 5
O my Jesus,
Fill our hearts with the sacred balm of Thy Holy Name, that so the sweetness of its fragrance may penetrate our senses, and perfume our every action. But, that our hearts may be capable of receiving this sweetness, they must be circumcised:–take, therefore, from them whatever could displease thy divine sight. O glorious Name! named by the heavenly Father from all eternity, be thou for ever written on our souls; that, as Thou, Jesus, art our Saviour, so may our souls be eternally saved. And thou, O Holy Virgin! that wast the first among mortals to pronounce this saving Name, teach us to pronounce it as it behoveth us, that so we may merit the Salvation which thou didst bring into this world.