Novena Prayer in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi

To be prayed after the Prayer after Communion, during the 6pm Mass every Tuesday

O Beloved Saint Francis of Assisi,

gentle and poor. Your obedience to God,

and your simple deep love for all God’s creation

led you to the heights of heavenly perfection

and turned many hearts to follow God’s will.

Now in our day,

with the many who come here searching for peace,

we pray for your help and protection.

Intercede for us as we come before the Lord

with our special requests…

(Mention your request here.)

O Blessed Saint of God,

from your throne among the hosts of heaven,

present our petitions before our gracious Lord.

May your prayers on our behalf be heard

That God may grant us the grace

to lead good and faithful lives. Amen.

The leader will now pray the following prayers:

Our Father, Who art in heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

The people answer:

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

The people answer:

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit:

The people answer:

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen.

V.   St. Francis of Assisi.

R.  Pray for us.