October 4 – Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

listenDear God, when Saint Francis of Assisi turned his life over to You, he gave away his possessions, including the clothes on his back.  He discovered that this freed him to experience Your love more fully, so he said, “Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin.”  I ask him to intercede for me as I take action to help others through my money, time, and talents.  O Lord, accept these donations as penance for my purification.  As my family and friends see what I’m doing, give them a heart that understands.  If they criticize me, give me the courage to continue growing in generosity.  Saint Francis, pray for us, Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

quoteAlmighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, give to us wretches to do for You what we know You to will and to will always that which is pleasing to You; so that inwardly purified, inwardly illumined and kindled by the flame of the Holy Spirit, we may be able to follow in the footsteps of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.”

quoteI have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.”

quoteWhoever curses a poor man does an injury to Christ, whose noble image he wears, the image of Him who made Himself poor for us in this world.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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