Prayer of Saint Francis Xavier

Eternal God: Creator of all things! Remember that the souls of infidels have been created by Thee, and formed to Thy own image and likeness; behold, O Lord! how, to Thy dishonor, with these same souls hell is being filled. Remember that Jesus Christ, Thy only Son, for their salvation, suffered a most cruel death. Do not permit, O Lord, I beseech Thee, that Thy Divine Son be any longer despised by infidels but rather, being appeased by the prayers of Thy Saints and of the Church, the most holy Spouse of Thy Son, vouchsafe to be mindful of Thy mercy; and forgetting their idolatry and their infidelity, bring them also to know Him whom Thou didst send, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who is our health, life, and resurrection, through Whom we have been saved and redeemed, to whom be all glory forever. Amen.
Hymn of Saint Francis Xavier
O God, Thou art the object of my love,
Not for the hope of endless joys above,
Not for the fear of endless pains below,
Which those who love Thee not must undergo.
For me, and such as me , Thou once didst bear,
The ignominious cross, the nails, the spear;
A thorny crown transpierced Thy sacred brow;
What bloody sweats from every member flow!
Such as then was, and is Thy love to me,
Such is and shall be still my love for Thee;
Thy love, O Jesus, will I ever sing-. Amen

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