grant us in our misery and grace to do for You alone
what You want us to do,
and always to desire what pleases You.
Thus, inwardly cleansed,
and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,
may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
And, by Your grace alone, may we make our way to You,
Who live and rule
in perfect Trinity and simple Unity,
and are glorified,
forever and ever.
- St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226 AD)