Prayer from 'A Letter to the Entire Order'by Francis of Assisi
English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM
Original Language Italian
Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God,
grant us in our misery
to do for You alone
what we know You want us to do,
to desire what pleases You.
and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,
may we be able to follow
in the footprints of Your beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
by Your grace alone,
may we make our way to You
Who live and rule
in perfect Trinity and simple Unity,
and are glorified
forever and ever.
|-- from Francis and Clare: The Complete Works: The Classics of Western Spirituality, Translated by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP / Translated by Ignatius C. Brady, OFM|