Day 12 - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
Posted on March 08 2020
You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end. Hebrews 1:10 -12
God made the world and all that is in it, as a gift to us, His children. He wants us to find in all creation evidence of His love for us, but He doesn’t want the pleasures of the world to take us away from His friendship, which is the only thing that can last forever. What aspects of God’s creation speak most deeply to your heart? What aspects of life in this world tend to pull you away from God? Read the passage again, slowly, maybe out loud; ask the Holy Spirit to teach you to find evidence of God’s love in all things.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong;
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.
We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
Especially for Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
Of You Most High, he bears your likeness.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.
We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
Fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
By which You cherish all that You have made.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water,
So useful humble, precious and pure.
We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
Through whom You light the night.
He is beautiful, playful, robust and strong.
We praise you, Lord, for Sister Earth,
Who sustains us with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs.
We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
For love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
By You Most High, they will be crowned.
We praise You, Lord for Sister Death,
From whom no one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will,
No second death can do them harm.
We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks,
And serve You in all humility.
St. Francis of Assisi