The Franciscan Friars of Sacred Heart Province regularly pray for our friends and benefactors. Through this page, you can send us your special prayer intentions. These intentions will be gathered regularly and taken to the chapels of our houses where the friars gather to pray together. St. Francis has asked us to safeguard the spirit of prayer and devotion in all of our friaries, and a recent General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor made this one of our five priorities. We promise to keep you and your needs in our prayers.
Faithful to their profession, the friars, when they pray, follow Christ who gives thanks most profoundly to the Father and "is living to intercede for us." (Hebrews 7:25) Following in the footsteps of Saint Francis, who "did not just pray but became totally a prayer," (2 Celano 95) removing every impediment and setting aside every care and anxiety, the friars are to serve, love, honor, and adore the Lord God with a clean heart and a pure mind, since they must pray continually and never lose heart, for that is the kind of worshiper the Father wants. (General Constitutions, Article 19)
Mindful that they have been created in the image of the beloved Son of God, the friars are to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit along with all their creatures; they are to restore all good things to the Lord God Most High and give him thanks for everything. They are to exalt and celebrate with renewed joy each day the love which the Father, who created us and redeemed us and will save us by his mercy alone, has for the world and for us. (General Constitutions, Article 20)
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