O Beloved Saint Francis,
gentle and poor,
your obedience to God,
and your simple,
deep love for all God’s creatures
led you to the heights of heavenly perfection
and turned many hearts to follow God’s will.
Now in our day,
in our ministry to the many
who come here searching for peace
and intercede for us
we come before the Lord with our special requests…
(Mention your special intentions here…)
O Blessed Saint of God,
from your throne among the hosts of heaven,
present our petitions before our faithful Lord.
May your prayers on our behalf be heard
and may God grant us the grace
to lead good and faithrful lives.
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
(From the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, CA.)