A Prayer From the Medieval World
By Dr. Jeff Sanders

A few years ago a friend of mine who is Roman Catholic gave me a bookmark to put in my Bible (I have umpteen dozen bookmarks stuffed in various Bibles I use.) This bookmark has a prayer written by St. Francis of Assisi.  The marker says he would pray this before a crucifix.  Though I am not Catholic, and I do not pray before a crucifix, I think the words of this remarkable man from the Middle Ages summarize very nicely the attitude of many hearts today:

"Most high glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart,

And give me, Lord, a correct faith,

A certain hope,

A perfect charity,

Sense and knowledge,

So that I may carry out

Your holy and true command."

In Jesus' holy name we pray, 

Amen.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:21 PM

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