Tuesday, October 4, 2016

dear Lord, Holy Father, on this St Francis day
let the blessings of your pure love bring 
the spirit of humbleness to our mind we pray
when we thank you for your service today

for poverty of the material objects 
is not something we often seek
and it's hard to be humble sometimes 
when ego seems to be king

yet we see the blessings of the birds bring
and how such joy can be heard when they sing
we see the work that needs to be done
their are those with so much and those with  none

there are all those in need
yet we can't share what we have 
for there is such greed
so may  the power of your blessings feed
the hungry and suffering ones we don't see  

St Francis let your life teach
the way we can be
happy with the simple things 
and escape the selfish ways
to be at peace with ourself today

to live with less
and enjoy the tests
that we encounter and you direct
may we have gratitude for what we receive 
when we share your path and your teachings
and we are inspired by these words as you said,

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light from a single candle"

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”

~ St. Francis Of Assisi