Franciscan Family Chaplet

How to pray the Franciscan Family Chaplet

Beginning:

Make the sign of the cross and recite “The Apostle’s Creed” on the San Damiano Cross.

Then recite the “Hail Mary” 3 times.

First Decade:

Begin by saying: “St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the First Order increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness.”

Then recite the “Our Father.”

Now recite 10 times the following: “My God and my all!”

Second Decade:

Begin by saying: “St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the Second Order increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness.”

Then recite the “Our Father.”

Now recite 10 times the following: “My God and my all!”

Third Decade:

Begin by saying: “St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the Third Order, both Regular and Secular, increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness.”

Then recite the “Our Father.”

Now recite 10 times the following: “My God and my all!”

Conclusion:

End by reciting 1 time:

“We adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, because by Your holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.”

Say the “Glory Be” 3 times for the intentions of the Pope and his continued holiness.

Make the sign of the cross.

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What is prayer?

Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.

Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to the Lord in the heavens. (Lamentations 3:41)

How do we know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly?

We know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly because Our Lord has promised: “If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.”

And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)

Why do we not always obtain what we pray for?

We do not always obtain what we pray for, either because we have not prayed properly or because God sees that what we are asking would not be for our good.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your passions. (James 4:3)

Prayer from the Baltimore Catechism