(A paraphrase of St Francis’ prayer as inspired by his spirituality)
Lord, make us walk in your way:
Where there is love and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance;
Where there is patience and humility,
there is neither anger nor annoyance;
Where there is poverty and joy,
there is neither greed nor avarice;
Where there is peace and contemplation,
there is neither care nor restlessness;
Where there is fear of God to guard the dwelling,
there no enemy can enter;
Where there is mercy and prudence,
there is neither excess nor harshness.
This we know through Your Son,
Jesus Christ. Amen.