Prayer And Thanksgiving by Francis of Assisi

All-powerful, most holy, most high and supreme God
Holy and just Father
Lord, King of Heaven and Earth
we thank you for yourself
for through your only Son
with the Holy Spirit
You have created all things spiritual and corporal
and, having made us in your own image and likeness,
you placed us in paradise.
And through our own fault we have fallen.
And we thank you
for as through your Son you created us
so also, through your holy love, with which you loved us,
you brought about his birth
as true God and true man
by the glorious, ever-virgin, most blessed, holy Mary
and you willed to redeem us captives
through his cross and blood and death.
And we thank you
for your Son himself will come again
in the glory of his majesty
to send the wicked ones
who have not done penance and who have not known you
into the eternal fire,
and to say to all those who have known you and have adored you
and have served you in penance:
“Come, you blessed of my Father,
receive the kingdom,
which has been prepared for you
from the beginning of the world.
And because all of us
wretches and sinners
are not worthy to pronounce your name,
we humbly ask that
our Lord Jesus Christ,
your beloved Son
in whom you were well pleased,
together with the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
give you thanks
as it pleases you and him
for everything,
he who always satisfied you in everything
through whom you have done such great things for us.
And through your love
we humbly beg
the glorious mother, most blessed Mary ever-virgin,
Blessed Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
and all the blessed choirs of seraphim, cherubim, thrones,
dominations, principalities, powers,
virtues, angels, archangels,
blessed John the Baptist,
John the Evangelist,
Peter, Paul,
and the blessed patriarchs, prophets,
the Innocents, apostles, evangelists, disciples,
martyrs, confessors, virgins,
the blessed Elijah and Henoch,
and all the saints who were, who will be, and who are
to give you thanks for these things as it pleases you,
the supreme and true God
eternal and living
with your most beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.

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