“Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me truth faith, certain hope, perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, so that I may carry out your holy and true command.”
Francis of Assisi – Prayer before the San Damiano Crucifix
Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
who always do what is right.
Remember me, Lord, when you show favour to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise.