Prayer

The Week in Prayers: October 3 – October 7

The Week in Prayers: October 3 – October 7 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, October 3

Lord, I have seen You
In the ones who stop,
The ones who serve,
The ones who show mercy.
With Your help
I will go and do likewise.
Amen

Tuesday, October 4

Lord, strengthen me in conviction.
Grant me the vision to see You
In the poor, the suffering, and the deprived.
Help me to nurture the seed of sanctity
That You planted in my heart
I seek only to do Your will.
Amen

Wednesday, October 5

Father in heaven,
Fill me with the joy
Of making Your will my own
I give myself to You fully
As You gave Your Son to me
Amen

Thursday, October 6

Lord Jesus, I stand before the door.
I pray that You hear me knocking,
For You have invited me here.
Like the neighbor who invites me,
To give and receive,
In the great hope
That cannot be destroyed.
Lord Jesus, I stand before the door.
Amen

Friday, October 7

Lord, in Your name
Help me to cast out poverty
To cast out hunger
To cast out suffering
To cast out doubt and fear
To cast out all that separates
Your people from You
Replacing it with hope
And with the love of God
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director.

A Week in Prayers: September 26 – 30

A Week in Prayers: September 26 – 30 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, September 26

Lord, I thank You
For the gifts You have given me
For all that I have
And all that I am
Given to be shared
Amen

Tuesday, September 27

Pray for us, St Vincent de Paul
That we may love God as You did
With the strength of our arms
And the sweat of our brows
Never hesitating to do the hard work

Pray for us, St Vincent de Paul
That we may always be gentle
With the neighbors we serve
Offering our smiles and good cheer
For in them we see and serve Christ

Pray for us, St Vincent de Paul
Amen

Wednesday, September 28

Lord Jesus, lead me
Away from worldly distractions
That tug at my sleeve
Or stand in my way,
Diverting my attention
From the kingdom.
Lead me, Lord Jesus,
I seek to follow.
Amen

Thursday, September 29

Lord, in Your name
I will seek out and find
The poor and the suffering
Lord, for Your sake
I will give my time, my talents,
My possessions, and myself
Lord, by Your grace
I will be a humble servant
And cheerful giver
Lord, with Your love
I will be filled
Even as I share it
Amen

Friday, September 30

Thank You, Lord,
For all that I am,
For the gifts I do not deserve,
Given by You
To be shared with all.
I will empty myself,
My Lord,
To be filled with Your light
And Your love,
Only to share that, too.
Amen
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 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

Holy Spirit Prayer for the SVdP National Presidential Election

Holy Spirit Prayer for the SVdP National Presidential Election 549 626 SVDP USA

L: In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

All: Amen.

L: Come, Holy Spirit, live within our lives.

All: And strengthen us by Your Love.

L: Send forth your spirit and new life will be created.

All: And the whole face of the earth will be renewed.

L: Holy Spirit, we ask you to guide us in our discernment for the selection of a new National President for the society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States. In your grace, lead us to choose the one who will be a servant leader in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam.

And so we pray: (Alternate sides)

Come, Holy Spirit,
Open our eyes to see your will,
Open our ears to hear the cries of the poor,
Open our hearts to listen to each other.

Spirit of creativity and understanding,
Bless us with insight and knowledge,
so that listening and deliberating together,
we may determine our future in wisdom.

Spirit of light and truth,
Replace the stress within us with a holy peace.
Replace the fear within us with a quiet assurance.
Replace the uncertainty within us with a gentle clarity.

Spirit of clarity and authenticity,
Give us the insight to ask perceptive questions,
so that praying and searching together,
we may discern the best person as our National President.

Come Holy Spirit, Come. Amen

Daily Prayers April 25 – April 29

Daily Prayers April 25 – April 29 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, April 25:

Lord Jesus, Savior,
Let my life
And my works
Be my prayer
In Your name,
For Your sake,
And not mine.
Amen

Tuesday, April 26:

Help me to act with mercy, Lord,
To see You in the suffering
Of the least of us
To offer my presence
In Your name
To give with love
For the love of God
To always serve in hope
Amen

Wednesday, April 27:

Lord let me serve You humbly,
Nameless, and small,
But doing Your works in the light
For Your glory, not mine
Drawing all people to Your light
To Your works
And to Your love
Amen

Thursday, April 28:

Lord, grant me the virtue of gentleness:
A kindness that never tires,
A patience that never wears thin,
Good will that is offered to all.
May my gentleness be visible
In my smile,
In my words,
And in my actions.
Amen

Friday, April 29:

Lord, fill me with Your love
So that I can pour it out;
A love that grows as it is shared,
That multiplies as it is divided,
That never diminishes,
That is enough to fill,
And to connect every heart.
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director. 

Daily Prayers April 4 – April 8

Daily Prayers April 4 – April 8 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, April 4:

Father in heaven, giver of all things
By my faith and through my works
I thank you every day
Amen

Tuesday, April 5:

Alone in the darkness,
Lord, hear my prayer.
As one voice of many,
Lord, hear my prayer.
To seek out the lonely,
Lord, see my prayer.
To care for the neighbor,
Lord, see my prayer.
For Your love alone,
Lord, be my prayer.
Amen

Wednesday, April 6:

Lead me, Lord Jesus,
When I lose my way.
Lead me to serve in hope.
Free me, Lord Jesus,
From the shackles of sin.
Free me to live in Your word.
Amen

Thursday, April 7:

Lord, help me to be gentle,
To offer words of comfort,
To always act with mercy
Especially to people
That I feel do not deserve it.
Make me Your gentle instrument, Lord,
Not because I deserve it,
But to do Your work through me.
Amen

Friday, April 8:

I saw You today at the grocery store
Adding up prices with care
Unsure if you had enough for the week
I didn’t expect You there
I almost walked past You this morning
Have You done something new with Your hair?
You were sitting alone on a park bench
And I didn’t expect You there
I heard You at Mass this morning
Along with everyone there
Crying so loud in the back of the Church
And I didn’t expect You there
I pray to You, Christ, to forgive me
For passing You by unaware
Help me to always expect You
As You have expected my prayer
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director. 

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