“Faith First” is something that you will hear as you worship at First Pres these days. Faith first is about priorities, about asking ourselves what is important and to challenge who we are as followers of Christ. Recently I came across a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi’s that is like a creed, a reminder of who God is. What a great reminder about the foundation of our faith, a way of knowing who is the one that walks along side us in our faith journey.

I pray that as you pray along your faith will be strengthen this day.

Bo M.


St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer

You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and true.
You are love. You are wisdom.
You are humility. You are endurance.
You are rest. You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,
God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.