Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints. Is it incorrect to have a favorite? Maybe, but even when I was little, Francis felt like a friend. He loves the earth and encourages us to care for her and everyone and everything on her, and that connects deeply to my love of nature, the environment and animals. Once you really begin to learn about Francis beyond a child’s understanding, he becomes even better.
One of my favorite prayers and hymns growing up has always been the prayer of St. Francis. I try to pray it every day alongside the Our Father, Hail Mary, and St. Jude Novena.
My continued prayer is this. May the world we pray for in the prayer of St. Francis guide our daily actions and interactions, and influence how we choose to live our lives.
Do you have a favorite prayer or saint?