Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. And while he’s well-known for the “Peace Prayer,” my favorite Franciscan prayer is the Prayer Before the Cross:
Most high, all-glorious, good God,
Bring light to the darkness of my heart.
Give me right faith, firm hope, and perfect charity,
With wisdom and insight, O Lord,
That I might always discern
Your holy and true will.
And my favorite Franciscan motto: While we have time, let us do good.
Blessings to you on this feast of Francis!