I recently watched “The Boondock Saints” for the first time since it came out in 1999. I’m a big boy so “yes” I can handle the cursing in it…I’m a big boy you know. This type of movie you either like or hate it. I for one like it. One of the biggest things to come out of the movie is the brothers family prayer…

And Shepherds we shall be
For thee, my Lord, for thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand
Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti

It’s a pretty hardcore prayer, and that got me to thinking…most of us know the “Lord’s Prayer”, but do we ¬†know some of the prayers of our church fathers throughout church history. So for the next few posts I’m going to post prayers of some of the saints. Tomorrow post will be a prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

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