God of the poor

God of the poor,
whose faithful servants Clare and Francis,
by the simplicity of their lives
and the faithfulness of their devotion,
heralded the gospel of your beloved Son;
may we like them make our prayer and praise
perfect partners of the proclamation of our lives,
that many will notice, listen, seek, and find,
and in their turn give glory to their Creator,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.