Eternal Father, source of all good, hear our one desire,
that you set a blaze upon the earth that will not be contained
until it accomplishes your holy and true will.

Good St. Francis, pray for our Peace and Justice Commissions. Help us regard others as you did the sultan, and seek ways of unity, harmony, and respect regardless of ideology. May God bless us all as we labor to give birth to a more fraternal world where the lamb can lie down safely with the lion.

Holy St. Clare, pray for our Formation Commissions. Pray that we who gaze upon the face of Christ will be formed and transformed by His image into His likeness. May God bless us all as we seek to embody and impart the good news in our daily life.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Secular Franciscan Order, pray for our Work Commissions. Pray that we never forget that our ability to work is a gift. May God bless us all as we seek to share in Christ's creation and redemption through the work of our hands.

St. Louis, Patron of the Secular Franciscan Order, pray for our Youth and Young Adult Commissions. You, who fathered eleven children and raised them in God's ways, pray for us who work with the youth of today. May God bless us all as we walk with our future into a new day.

St. Margaret of Cortona, pray for our Family Commissions. You, who bore the stigma of unwed motherhood, repented and lived an exemplary life, pray that families will thrive despite so many obstacles. May our families become places of peace, fidelity and respect for life and a blessing to society.

St. Bonaventure, pray for our Ecology Commissions. Pray that all of us who behold the imprint of God in creation, will remember that all creation is interdependent and must be protected. May God bless us all as we respect and care for the work of His hands.

Almighty Father, enable our ministers and commissioners to reflect
your light in a dark world and your warmth in a cold world.
Mold them into the image of your son, Jesus, the Christ,
so that the world will know it is you who have sent them.

Anne Mulqueen - June 2004
All Commissions Conference