Prayer on Sighting a
Church or Cross
We adore Thee, Our Most Holy Lord, Jesus
Christ, in all Thy churches which are in the world, and we bless Thee, because
by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world, with Mary.
Prayer on Entering a
Church (where the Most Blessed Sacrament is reserved)
O Sacred Banquet in which Christ is recieved,
the memory of His Passion is renewed, our souls are filled with grace and a
pledge of future glory is given to us!
V.: Thou has given them Bread from heaven!
R.: The Bread that has all sweetness within!
O God who in this wonderful Sacrament has left
us a memorial of Thy Passion, grant we beseech Thee, that we may so venerate
the Sacred Mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, as to come to experience the Fruit
of Thy redemption, who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.
The Praises of God Most
by St. Francis of Assisi
Thou art the Holy Lord, the Only God, who
works miracles (Ps. 76:15) Thou art strong, Thou art great (cf. Ps 85:10),
Thou are the Most High, Thou art King Eternal, Thou Holy Father (cf. Jn 17:11)
King of Heaven and earth. (Mt 11:25)
Thou art three in one Lord, God of gods (cf Ps
135:2), Thou art Good, all good, Highest Good, Lord God living and true. (cf.
1 Thes 1:9).
Thou art Love, Charity; Thou art Wisdom, Thou
art humility, Thou art patience (Ps 70:5), Thou art Beauty, Thou art
gentleness; Thou art security, Thou art quiet, Thou art joy; Thou art our Hope
and Joy, Thou art justice, Thou art temperance, Thou art all our riches unto
Thou art Beauty, Thou art gentleness, Thou art
Protector (Ps 30:5), Thou art our guard and defender, Thou art fortitude (cf.
Ps 42:2), Thou art refreshment.
Thou art our Hope, Thou art our Charity, Thou
art our Sweetness, Thou art our eternal Life: Great and admirable Lord, God
Omnipotent, merciful Savior. Top
An Exhortation to
by St. Francis of Assisi
Fear the Lord and give Him honor (Apoc. 14:7).
Worthy is the Lord to receive praise and honor (cf. Apoc 4:11) All who fear
the Lord, praise Him (cf. Ps 21:24)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with
Thee. (Lk 21:24)
Praise Him Heaven and earth. (cf. Ps 68:35)
Praise the Lord all you rivers. (cf. Dan 3:78) Bless the Lord you sons of God
(cf. Dan 3:82)
This is the day which the Lord has made, let
us exult and rejoice in it. (Ps. 117:24) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! King of
Israel! (John 12:13)
Every spirit praise the Lord. (Ps. 150:6)
Praise the Lord, since He is Good. (Ps. 146:1) All you who read this, bless
the Lord. (Ps. 102:21)
All you creatures bless the Lord. (cf. Ps.
102:22) All you birds of heaven praise the Lord. (Dan 3:90; cf. Ps 148:7-10)
All you children praise the Lord. (cf Ps 112:1) You youths and virgins praise
God (cf. Ps 148:12)
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive
praise, glory and honor (cf. Apoc 5:12).
Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided
St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle.
The Exposition of the
by St. Francis of Assisi
O Most Holy Our Father: Creator, Redeemer,
Consoler and Our Savior.
Who art in Heaven: in the Angels and in the
Saints; enlightening them unto knowledge, since Thou, Lord, art Light;
inflaming them unto love, since Thou, Lord, art Love; indwelling and filling
them unto blessedness, since Thou, Lord, art the Highest, the Eternal Good,
from whom is all good, without whom nothing is good.
Hallowed be Thy Name: may the knowledge of
Thee in us be made bright, so that we may know, what is the breadth (cf. Eph
3:18) of Thy kindnesses, the length of Thy promises, the sublimity of Thy
Majesty and the depth of Thy judgments.
Thy Kingdom come: so that Thou may reignest in
us by grace and makes us come unto Thy Kingdom, where vision of Thee is made
manifest, love of Thee made perfect, company with Thee blessed, enjoyment of
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:
so that we may love Thee with our whole heart (cf. Lk 10:27) thinking of Thee
always, with our whole soul desiring Thee always, with our whole mind
directing unto Thee all our intentions, seeking Thy honor in all things and
with all our strength expending our every strength and sense of soul and body
in submission to Thy love and nothing else; and may we love our neighbors as
ourselves drawing all to Thy love to the extent of our abilities, rejoicing
over the good things of others just as over our own and compassionating them
in evils and giving offense to no one (cf. 2 Cor 6:3).
Give us this day, Thy beloved Son, Our Lord
Jesus Christ, our daily bread: to remember and understand and reverence the
love which He had for us , and those things, which He did, said or endured for
And forgive us our debts: by Thy ineffable
mercy, through the virtue of the Passion of Thy beloved Son and by the merits
and intercession of the Blessed Virgin and all Thy elect.
As we forgive our debtors: and what we do not
fully forgive, may Thou, Lord, make us, fully forgive, so that we may truly
love our enemies for the sake of Thee and intercede devoutly for them with
Thee, returning to none evil for evil (cf. 1 Thes 5:15) and striving to
advance all unto Thee.
And lead us not into temptation: hidden or
manifest, sudden or importune.
But deliver us from evil: past, present, and
Glory to the Father, ....