Bartolomé Esteban Murillo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The Prayer before the Crucifix at San Damiano

Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command.



Opening Prayer

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Blessed be the one holy and living God.

We worship you O Christ, here and at all your churches

Which are in all the world. We bless you for, by your holy

Cross you have redeemed the world. Amen


Our Vocational Prayer -compulsory

Most High Glorious God,

Enlighten the darkness in our hearts.

Create in us, genuine faith, certain hope and flawless love,

Lord, grant us wisdom and understanding, so that in all

Things we may fulfil your holy and perfect will.


Praises at All Hours - compulsory

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty

Who is and who was and who is to come;

Worthy are You, Our Lord God, to accept praise, glory and

Honour and blessing:

To Him be highest glory and praise forever

Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain to accept virtue and riches

And wisdom and fortitude and honour and glory and blessing:

Let us praise and glorify him forever

Let us bless the father and the Son with the Holy Spirit

To Him be highest glory and praise forever

All you works of the Lord bless the Lord: Recite praise to Our

God all you His servants and you who fear God, both small

And great:

Praise him the Glorious One you heavens and earth: And

Every creature, which is in Heaven and on the earth and

Which is beneath the earth and the sea and those which are in


To Him be highest glory and praise forever

Glory to the Creator, Redeemer Consoler and Our Saviour,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

To Him be highest glory and praise forever


Benedictus   Optional

Holy is the God of Israel, God has drawn near and saved the people,

God has brought a mighty Redeemer from David’s heritage,

Honouring the word, that was delivered by the prophets of old:

That we will be delivered from our foes, and those that revile and

Reject us.

Completing the mercy promised to our ancestors, for God has

Remembered the holy covenant, the vow made to Abraham,

That being safe we can serve the Almighty free of fear, in

Holiness and integrity for all our days.

You child, will be God’s prophet, preparing the path for the Lord

Giving God’s people the news of their deliverance by the

Forgiveness of their sins.

With caring mercy God’s  loving dawn will shine on us, giving

Radiance to those in death’s sinful shadow, leading

Them on the path of peace.


Readings according to the Lectionary

Psalm of the day – required,

2nd reading - optional

Gospel required


Francis Psalm according to the Hour

Seasonal Psalm ->



Advent to Nativity

14  3

14, 3

Nativity to Epiphany

15, 3

15, 3

Epiphany to Lent

9, 3

2, 3


9, 3

9, 3

Easter Day

9, 3


Easter to Pentecost


2, 3

Pentecost to Advent

9, 3

2, 3


Biblical Psalm


Psalm 5


Psalm 5


Psalm 16


Psalm 92


Psalm 66


Psalm 65


Psalm 138


After the Psalms

Glory to God, Creator, Redeemer, Consoler and our


As it was in the beginning is now and shall be for evermore.



Prayer asking for Mary’s Intercession is optional

Holy Virgin Mary, there is no one like you born in the world

Among women,

Daughter and Handmaid of the Most Highest King, the

Heavenly Father, Mother of Our Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ.

Spouse of the Holy Spirit:

Pray for us with St. Michael the Archangel

And all the powers of heaven and all the saints

To your Most Holy and Beloved Son, the Lord and Master

Glory to the Creator, Redeemer Consoler and Our Saviour,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

Intercessions required

Mission of Saint Clare - You will find the Prayers in the Office of Morning and Evening Prayer

On Sunday St. Francis’ Exposition of the Our Father is said


Francis’ Exposition of the Our Father


O, Most Holy “Our Father”:

Creator, Redeemer, Consoler and our Saviour.

“Who is in Heaven”

In the Angels and in the Saints; enlightening them unto

Knowledge, because You, Lord, are Light; inflaming them

Unto  love, because you Lord, are love; indwelling and

Filling them unto blessedness, because You, Lord, are the

Highest Good, the Eternal One, from whom is every good

Without whom nothing is good.

“Hallowed be Your Name”

May the knowledge of You in us be made bright, so that we

May know, what is the breadth of Your benefactions, the

Length of Your promises, the sublimity of Your Majesty and

The depth of Your judgements.

Your Kingdom come:”

So that You may reign in us by grace and make us come

Unto Your kingdom, where vision of You is made manifest,

Love of You made perfect, company with You blessed,

Enjoyment of You everlasting.

“Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:”

So that we may love You with our whole heart by thinking

Of You always, with our whole soul by desiring You always,

 With our whole mind directing unto You all our intentions, by

Seeking Your honour in all things,

And with all our strength by expending all our strength and

Sense of soul and body in submission to Your love and not

In anything else;

And may we love our neighbours even as our very selves by

Drawing all to Your love to the extent of our strength, by

Rejoicing over the good things of others just as over our own

And by compassionating them in evils and by giving offence

To no one.

“ Give us this day,”

Your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,

“ Our daily bread”   to remember and understand and

Reverence  the love, which He had for us, and those things,

Which He, said, did, or endured on our behalf.

“And forgive us our debts:”

By your ineffable mercy, through the virtue of the Passion of

Your beloved Son and by the merits and intercessions of

The Blessed Virgin and all Your elect.

“ As we also forgive our debtors:”

And what we do not fully forgive, Lord make us fully

Forgive, so that we may truly love our enemies for the sake

Of You and intercede devoutly on their behalf with you,

Rendering to none evil for evil and striving in all things to

Advance unto You.

“ And lead us not into temptation:”

Hidden or manifest, sudden or importune.

“ But deliver us from evil:”

Past present and future.

For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now

And for ever. Amen.


Weekly as below

Our Father 


Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is your name; your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us when we are tempted and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.



Today's Admonition according to the date required 

At the conclusion of the Admonition say

For the words of our Holy Father Francis, we give thanks to God.

today's reading from the Rule of Life required

Saint of the Day Optional

Response: For all God's saints and Holy people

we give Him thanks and praise.

Prayer at the End of the Office

Let us bless the Lord God, living and true; let us always return

unto Him praise, glory, honour, blessing and all good things.

Amen Amen

Let it be. Let it be.



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