Daily Prayers

A Week in Prayers September 19 – September 23

A Week in Prayers September 19 – September 23 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, September 19

Who do You say that I am, Lord?
A servant, a neighbor, a friend?
Have I stopped for the victims
At the side of the road?
Have I offered food to the hungry?
Have I offered Your love
With the works of my hands?
Have I comforted all those in sorrow?
Have I done as You asked me,
In spite of myself?
Who do You say that I am?
Amen

Tuesday, September 20

How can I better know You, Lord?
Where can I see Your face?

In the lines of an old man’s face,
That mark his labor on this earth
In the laughter of a young girl’s eyes
Sparkling with mirth

In the sweat that earns
The family’s food
In the last breath drawn
In a hospital room

In these and more, I love you, Lord
Through these I serve You in hope.
Amen

Wednesday, September 21

Lord of mercy, lift me up
Fill me with Your grace
Grant me the mercy
To serve and to love
As You have loved
And served me.
Amen

Thursday, September 22

O my Jesus,
For Your kingdom
I will labor.
In Your name
And by Your grace,
I will not waver.
From dawn to setting sun
The work of love is never done
For Your sake,
And for Your love,
And for my neighbor
Amen

Friday, September 23

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers September 6 – September 10

Daily Prayers September 6 – September 10 940 788 SVDP USA

Tuesday, September 6

Heavenly Father, Lord of All,
Hold me in Your hand
Give me the faith
That moves mountains
The hope that
Turns night into day
The love that multiplies
Only when given away
Amen

Wednesday, September 7

Heavenly Father,
May neither my blessings
Nor my woes
Separate me from You
Make me Your instrument
Seeking first the kingdom
And serving the neighbor
For love alone
Amen

Thursday, September 8

Mary, Mother of God
And Patroness of the Society
Pray for us
That we may have the strength
To follow your example
Of humble obedience
And undying love
And that through your Son
Jesus Christ
We may be brought to new life
Amen

Friday, September 9

Pray for us, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam!
That we may share your passion for mercy, charity, and justice;
That we may bring the word of God fearlessly to the public square,
Promoting a civilization of love,
So that charity may accomplish what justice alone cannot.
Pray for us Blessed Frédéric Ozanam!
That we may dedicate ourselves to serving God in all parts of our lives,
Burning slowly, like perfume on the altar.
Pray also that we may follow your example of humility,
Going in simplicity where merciful Providence leads us.

Father in Heaven, we pray to You

For Your faithful servant, Frederic Ozanam,
Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
If it be Your will, may the Church proclaim his holiness a Saint!

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers August 29 – September 2

Daily Prayers August 29 – September 2 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, August 29

Thank You, Lord,
For all that You have given me
So that I may in turn give
To my brothers and sisters
In Your name
Amen

Tuesday, August 30

Lord Grant me the virtue of simplicity
So that I may always speak honestly,
With complete sincerity,
With no pretense or ulterior motive.
By Your grace may my words
Always deserve complete trust.
Amen

Wednesday, August 31

Lord, grant me the virtue of humility
Grant me the knowledge of the truth
That all that I have and all that I am
Is from You, through me, and for others.
By Your grace,
Use me to serve Your people
For Your glory and Your sake.
Amen

Thursday, September 1

Lord, grant me the virtue of gentleness,
A kindness that shines through my smile,
A patience that waits in silence
Good cheer that warms the heart
Of the suffering neighbor
Tireless good will that comforts the mind
Of the neighbor in need
Amen

Friday, September 2

Lord, grant me the virtue of selflessness
Empty me of selfishness
Empty me of self
So that it may be You
Who lives in me, and loves through me.
By Your grace, make me an instrument
Of Your Holy Will
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers August 15 – August 19

Daily Prayers August 15 – August 19 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, August 15

Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for me
That I may follow your example
Of humility, obedience, and faith
Following God’s will
And fulfilling His plan

Amen

Tuesday, August 16

Lord Jesus, empty me
Make me last
Take away my pride
Any gifts you leave me with
My talents, myself, my time,
I will share in gratitude
In Your name,
And for Your sake.

Amen

Wednesday, August 17

Let me labor, Lord, in Your vineyard
For a moment, if not for a day
I seek the reward of the labor
And not the reward of the pay
In Your providence I will trust fully
I do not fear hunger or thirst
I worry not whether I’m lowly
For I know that the last shall be first

Amen

Thursday, August 18

Lord Jesus by Your invitation
You have opened the door to the feast
In the clothing of faith I approach You
To dine where the greatest are least

Amen

Friday, August 19

I love You, O God, with all of my soul,
I love You for Your sake alone.
Your image shines forth
From each person I meet
And I love them for Your sake alone.
With all of my heart,
And with all of my strength,
I love You for Your sake alone.
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers August 8 – August 12

Daily Prayers August 8 – August 12 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, August 8

Lord by Your grace
And the light of the dawn
I am given to see a new day
Help me to live it
With faith, hope, and love
Help me to follow Your way.
Amen

Tuesday, August 9

I love You, Father,
With the heart of a child,
I trust in You to provide.
My heart is full,
And I thank You, Father.
I seek to do Your will.
Amen

Wednesday, August 10

O Christ present among us,
You await me when I serve;
To visit the poor ten times a day,
And ten times a day to see You.
Your presence makes me
A cheerful giver.
Amen

Thursday, August 11

Lord, forgive me,
For the times I’ve been unkind,
For being less than gentle,
And mostly for the times
I failed to forgive.
Help me, Father, to forgive.
Amen

Friday, August 12

Lord in Heaven
Lord on earth
Lord within my heart
Guide me, mold me, heal me
Make me whole
With Your body and blood
Make me free in Your boundless love
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers August 1 – August 5

Daily Prayers August 1 – August 5 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, August 1

Lord Jesus, help me to share all of Your gifts:
The loaves, the fish, the love of the Father,
Which multiply as they are shared,
Which feed the body and soul,
Which by Divine Providence,
Are never diminished.
Amen

Tuesday, August 2

Lord Jesus, with me even when I wander,
To hear Your voice in the darkness,
I shall be found.
Lord Jesus, who walked upon the water,
To follow Your word with faith
I shall not drown.
Amen

Wednesday, August 3

Lord, in my hour of need
I cry out to you
In faith
Lord, in Your answer
You fill my heart
With hope
Lord, let me be Your answer
To serve my neighbor
For love
Amen

Thursday, August 4

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior,
Who do You say that I am?
Am I one who was faithful?
Am I one who was hopeful?
Am I one who served for love?
I am a building stone
Upon the rock.
Lord, who do You say that I am?
Amen

Friday, August 5

In Your image, O Lord,
You have formed me.
How can I but follow Your way?
In my service, O Lord,
You transform me.
So I take up my cross every day.
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers July 25 – July 29

Daily Prayers July 25 – July 29 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, July 25

Lord, make me the last
The smallest, the least
So that I may serve and not be served
Seeking first, and always, Your kingdom
Amen

Tuesday, July 26

Lord, give me ears that hear
So I hear the cries of the poor
Lord, give me hands that knock
So I can knock on their door
Lord, give me eyes that see,
So I can see in them your face
Lord, give me a heart that loves,
So I can offer heaven’s embrace
Amen

Wednesday, July 27

Help me, Lord,
To live in Your peace
And to bear all that I am given
Help me, Lord,
To seek first Your kingdom
And not the rewards of the world.
Amen

Thursday, July 28

Guided by Your hand, O Lord,
And sheltered from the storm,
I raise my voice to you
In joyful praise.
Amen

Friday, July 29

Lord Jesus, be with me in my pain,
Not to relieve it but only to know
That to suffer is my humble offering
That I accept along with all my gifts
And that I will leave behind in this world
As I seek first and always Your kingdom
Lord Jesus, be with me in my joy!
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers July 18 — July 22

Daily Prayers July 18 — July 22 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, July 18:

Through calm and through storms,
In all times and seasons,
Your word is written on my heart, O God.
You are with me always,
And I will not be afraid.
Amen

Tuesday, July 19:

Lord, I do not pray for certainty
In the things of this world
But with certain faith
In the kingdom beyond this world
In the hope
Of everlasting life
And in the love
That gives of itself without diminishing.
Amen

Wednesday, July 20:

Lord plant Your word within me
As on rich soil
And may my works be the fruit
Yielded a hundredfold
In Your name
And for Your sake
Amen

Thursday, July 21:

Thank You, Lord for all You have given me
My ears to hear Your word, O Lord,
My eyes to see Your truth,
My very self to do Your will
With gratitude and joy.
Amen

Friday, July 22:

Lord help me to be gentle
Let Your love light my smile
Not hidden beneath a bushel
But shining before the world
Offering my heart to the neighbor
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers July 11 – July 15

Daily Prayers July 11 – July 15 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, July 11:

Lord Jesus,
With steps at times uncertain,
I seek to follow Your way.
My mind and heart united,
I seek to know Your truth.
May the love that never fails
Let me share in Your eternal life.
Amen

Tuesday, July 12:

Lord Jesus, in Your name
I ask forgiveness
Lord Jesus, through Your word
I am renewed.
Lord Jesus, for Your sake
I love my neighbor
Lord Jesus, risen Christ,
May I rise, too.
Amen

Wednesday, July 13:

Though I love You, Lord
With the strength of my arms
And the sweat of my brow,
Mine are not feats of strength
But works of love
In Your name,
By Your power,
And for Your glory.
Amen

Thursday, July 14:

Lord Jesus, give me rest
From the burdens that I bear
From work and weariness
From the aches of a long journey
From worries and sorrows
Place Your hands upon me
And with Your words of life
Lord, give me comfort,
Lord, give me rest
Amen

Friday, July 15:

Lord in Heaven, maker of earth,
God of power and might,
Who saw and knew and loved me,
Before You said “let there be light.”
O Lord, I rejoice in creation,
The sun and the land and the sea,
Created and never abandoned,
The mountains, the sparrow, and me.
Amen

Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

Daily Prayers June 20 – June 24

Daily Prayers June 20 – June 24 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, June 20:

Lord, You alone know my whole story.
In Your great mercy, forgive me
Help me to serve the neighbor
Without judgment
As an instrument of Your mercy
Amen

Tuesday, June 21:

Lead me, Lord, down the narrow path
Help me to grow in faith
Show me, Lord, the narrow gate
Help me to live in hope
Guide me, Lord, in serving
Help me to share Your love
Amen

Wednesday, June 22:

Holy Spirit, live within me!
Enkindle the light of Your love
So that it shines forth
In my thoughts and in my words
And in actions that bear
All the fruits of the Spirit
Amen

Thursday, June 23:

Father in Heaven
Who sent Your Son to earth
To set the Holy Spirit upon us
Help us burn with the Spirit
Imitate Your Son on earth
And be united with You in Heaven
Amen

Friday, June 24:

Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
You seek me when I wander,
You welcome me home.
I will not be afraid,
For You are with me.
Amen

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