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 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 July 5 – 8

Daily Prayers July 5 – 8 940 788 SVDP USA

July 5

You are the Lord of hope,
In my works done in Your name,
May I be a servant of faith
With heart, mind, body, and soul,
May I help build the Kingdom of love
Amen

July 6

I commend my soul to You, Lord,
May my body be a temple
Of the Holy Spirit.
I am yours in body and spirit, Lord,
Make of me what You will.
Amen

July 7

Lord help me to serve
In humility and selflessness
So that through my wordless witness
You may gather Your children
As one in Your love
Amen

July 8

Lord God Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
And all who dwell here,
Hear my prayer,
Walk beside me,
Lead me home.
Amen

Daily Prayers June 13 – June 17

Daily Prayers June 13 – June 17 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, June 13:

Jesus, my Lord and my salvation,
Help me turn my other cheek,
Help me walk the extra mile,
Help me proclaim the living Word
In all my actions.
Amen

Tuesday, June 14:

Give me the love, O Lord,
To serve and not to be served
To seek out those in need of mercy
Not because they are deserving
But because they are Your children
Loved by You
Amen

Wednesday, June 15:

Lord grant me the humility
To serve in silence
Unseen and unknown
Except by those served
And may they come to know you
Through this wordless witness
Amen

Thursday, June 16:

Lord help me
To grant, not just ask for forgiveness
To grant, not just ask for mercy
To do Your will
With the joy of angels
On earth as it is in heaven
Amen

Friday, June 17:

Lord, in my being, I love You.
Created by You,
Known by You,
Loved by You,
I seek Your kingdom,
While here below
I seek to do Your will.
Amen

Daily Prayers May 31 – June 3

Daily Prayers May 31 – June 3 940 788 SVDP USA

Tuesday, May 31:

Mother Mary, Queen of Angels,
And Patroness of the Society
Pray for me that I may hear Your Son’s word
With a joy that makes my heart leap,
With humble obedience to follow,
And with zeal to share His love
With the neighbor.
Amen

Wednesday, June 1:

Consecrate me in truth, Lord Jesus,
Protect me in Your name
Prepare the way for me
In Your kingdom
As I follow Your way in this world
Amen

Thursday, June 2:

For Your sake, Lord Jesus,
And in Your name,
And seeking the kingdom above
Let me serve, Lord Jesus,
And see Your face,
With the motive of nothing but love.
Amen

Friday, June 3:

I love You, Lord Jesus,
I trust in Your word,
I give thanks for the bread of life.
I love You, Lord Jesus,
With all of my soul,
And with all of my mind and heart.
I love You, Lord Jesus,
With all of my strength
And I will feed Your lambs.
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director. 

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