Prayer for Thursday (St. Anthony of Padua)

Today is the Christian feast of St. Anthony of Padua.

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
~ Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi

Dear Saint Anthony, you were prompt to fulfill all justice. You gave God and His creation the service He required from you. You respected other people’s rights and treated them with kindness and understanding. Saint Anthony, Zealous for Justice, teach me the beauty of this virtue. Make me prompt to fulfill all justice toward God and toward all creation.

(adapted from a prayer by the Franciscan Mission Associates)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am One with God and all creation.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)



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