The one who is faithful in little things
will be faithful also in large things,
our Lord said in the Gospel. To Francis of Assisi, the Holy Spirit entrusted a prayer, brief in words but powerful in meaning:
MY GOD AND MY ALL!
And because Francis was faithful in making this prayer the center of his spiritual striving, the Holy Spirit was able to entrust to him a larger prayer, one of universal dimensions.
That the prayer We Adore You (in Latin, Adoramus Te) was the first fruit of divine inspiration. St. Francis makes quite clear in his testament;
We Adore You,
O Lord Jesus Christ
WE ADORE YOU, O LORD JESUS CHRIST,
HERE AND IN ALL THE CHURCHES IN THE WHOLE WORLD,
AND WE BLESS YOU,
BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS
YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD!
And God inspired me with such faith in churches that I used to pray with all simplicity saying;