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A Short Litany of Saint Francis

Updated: May 13, 2019

God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, have mercy upon us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy upon us.

God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the Faithful, have mercy upon us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy upon us.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Mary, Daughter of the Most Heavenly Father, pray for us.

Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.

Mary, Our Mother Most Joyful, pray for us.

Mary, Patroness of All Franciscans, pray for us.

Mary, Immaculately Conceived, pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Joseph, Adopted Father of Our Lord, pray for us.

Holy Father Francis, pray for us.

Disciple of Christ, pray for us.

Herald of the Great King, pray for us.

Seraphic Father, pray for us.

Spouse of Holy Poverty, pray for us.

Son of the Church, pray for us.

Servant of the Poor, pray for us.

Rebuilder of the Church, pray for us.

Companion to the Lepers, pray for us.

Patron of Italy, pray for us.

Lover of the Eucharist, pray for us.

Missionary to the World, pray for us.

Universal Brother, pray for us.

Son of the Earth, pray for us.

Bearer of the Stigmata, pray for us.

Fountain of Charity, pray for us.

Obedient Son, pray for us.

Penitent Sinner, pray for us.

Child of God, pray for us.

Let us pray.

Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant your people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may for love of you delight in your whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

May the power of your love, Lord Christ, fiery and sweet as honey, so absorb our hearts as to withdraw them from all that is under heaven. Grant that we may be ready to die for love of your love, as you died for love of our love. Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, who when the world was growing cold, to the inflaming of our hearts by the fire of your love raised up Blessèd Francis bearing in his body the marks of your passion: mercifully grant to us, your people, true penitence and grace to bear the Cross for love of you; who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

May our holy Father Francis pray to the Lord that we may have the grace to observe the Gospel with greater devotion. Amen.

And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.


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