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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

A period of Silence

Magnificat - Optional

My life glorifies God,

And my Spirit revels in my Redeemer,

For God has seen my humble state and now all people will

Call me blessed.


The Almighty has wondrously blessed me, and the Lord's

Name is Holy.


Mercy flows on those who, from age to age, venerate God.

The strength of God's arm is revealed and has dispersed the



The Almighty has displaced the arrogant from their high

Places, and enthroned the meek.

The hungry fed with manna and the rich, spurned

Recalling mercy, God has ministered to Israel; the servant;

As Yahweh had vowed to our ancestors, and to our



Readings: from the Office of the church or as desired.

1st reading of the Day is optional

Psalm of the day is required

2nd Reading of the Day  is optional

Gospel required


Francis Psalms

Seasonal Psalm



Advent to Nativity



Nativity to Epiphany



Epiphany to Lent






Easter Day


Easter Saturday


Easter to Pentecost



Pentecost to Advent




Biblical Psalm


Psalm 93


Psalm 4


Psalm 27


Psalm 56


Psalm 84


Psalm 134


Psalm 127


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

Sunday and Weekly

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.

Phos Hileron


O laughing light of heaven�s holy glory,

Image of the immortal Father,

O light of light, Lord Jesus Christ,

You are coming with the setting of the sun.

When our eyes behold the vesper lights

We sing our joyful praise

To God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

It is fitting and You are worthy

To be praised with joyous voices

Son of God, giver of life, to you

O God, creation gives her praise.


If not said earlier 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


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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