Dear Jesus, Saint Francis was sent to evangelize the unexplored Far East. This was made difficult by sciatica, but he offered up his pain for the mission and he received many supernatural gifts, including prophecy, healing, calming storms, and raising people from the dead. He baptized more than 40,000 converts. I ask him to pray that the sacrifices I make will help to accomplish Your work. O Lord, I offer up my sufferings to be used for the glory of Your name and the salvation of the lost. Turn my pain into healing for others in remembrance of what You did for me through Your holy Passion. Saint Francis, pray for me.