Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Prayer for Lent

Jesus said, "Take up your cross and follow me". Below, a prayer of Francis of Assisi:

O Lord Jesus Christ,
two graces I ask of you before I die:
the first, that in my lifetime I may feel,
as far as possible, both in my soul and body,
that pain which you, sweet Lord,
did endure in the hour of your most bitter Passion;
the second, that I may feel in my heart
as much as possible
that excess of love by which you, O Son of God,
were inflamed to suffer so cruel a Passion
for us sinners.

Contemporized from The Little Flowers of St. Francis

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