The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi is a powerful prayer. I first came across the prayer during a Pranic Healing course I attended in Dubai.
Now I wish to share this beautiful, powerful prayer with you, as I firmly believe that you too will experience comfort, love and great fulfillment, as I did.
Prayer is an invocation with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. We often hear the saying : “As you give, you shall receive” The Blessings you give, will return to you.
The Prayer is recited in the Twin Heart Meditation By Master Choa Kok Sui. I encourage you to sit comfortably in a calm place and meditate using this prayer.
About the Prayer of St Francis
–Mother Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta, India) made it part of the morning prayers of the Roman Catholic religious institute she established, the Missionaries of Charity. She attributed importance to it when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 1979 and asked that it be recited.
–Margaret Thatcher, after winning the 1979 United Kingdom general election, paraphrased the prayer on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, surrounded by a throng of reporters, having “kissed hands” with Queen Elizabeth II and become Prime Minister.
–Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, declared that it was “an integral part” of his devotions.
-In October 1995, President Bill Clinton quoted it in his welcoming speech to Pope John Paul II on his arrival in New York to address the United Nations.
-The prayer is used by Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui in his Twin Hearts Meditation.
-The hymn form of the prayer was also a part of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on 6 September 1997. Sinéad O’Connor included her version of the song on the Princess Diana tribute album.
Try this meditation or even recite this prayer and this will be one of the most valuable experiences you have had. For me it was emotional and peaceful at the same time. My life has since changed and these days when faced with problems, I am reminded once again to go back to The Prayer that helped make things all ok again.
God Bless and may you always be guided.
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May the lord bless you too 🙂
I remember about Mother Theresa giving importance to St Francis Assisi.
Voted for you Namritha (vote no 28) All the best 🙂
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I love this prayer – I always have a card where I can see it x thank you for the history! xx
Thanks Sophie. It is beautiful in a meditation. We always need a daily reminder of the power of prayer:) may you be blessed
Thank you for sharing this poem. It has given me strength in many times of strife.
Glad you keep it close to heart Rick:) I love the prayer and always find that we tend to forget simple measures and need reminders of powerful prayer. Stay blessed 🙂
I Like this prayer too, it is being put into a song as well and it comforts my spirit every time.
Wow I would love to hear this song. Its good to hear that you keep this prayer close:)
What will surprise many readers is that no serious scholar today, Franciscan or otherwise, would place the Peace Prayer among the authentic writings of Saint Francis. In recent decades it has become evident that the prayer originated during the early years of the 1900’s, but until recently no one has pointed out the exact year. Finally, researchers are getting to the bottom of the mystery.
Often associated with the Italian Saint Francis of Assisi (c1182 – 1226) but entirely absent from his writings, the prayer, in its present form has not been traced back further than 1912. Its first known occurrence was in French, in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell), published by a Catholic Church organisation in Paris named La Ligue de la Sainte-Messe (The League of the Holy Mass). The author’s name was not given, although it may have been the founder of La Ligue, Father Esther Bouquerel (1855-1923). The prayer bore the title of ‘Belle priere a faire pendant la mess’ “A Beautiful Prayer to Say During the Mass”. The prayer was heavily publicised during both World War I and World War II. It has been frequently set to music by notable songwriters and quoted by prominent leaders, and its broadly inclusive language has found appeal with diverse faiths encouraging service to others. It was attributed to St Francis in 1927 through its having been printed on the back of a picture of the saint.