Prayers

A Week in Prayers January 30 – February 3

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Monday, January 30

O Lord, my heart is restless
Until it rests in You.
I stumble in the darkness
‘Til Your light the day renews.
In illness or in suffering,
A stranger, or alone
Help me seek Your Kingdom,
For this world is not my home.
Amen

Tuesday, January 31

When I am fearful, Lord, give me peace.
When my body is failing, Lord, give me peace.
When I am alone, Lord, give me peace.
When my mind is troubled, Lord, give me peace.
Deep in my heart, Lord, give me peace.
Amen

Wednesday, February 1

Lord Jesus,
May the light of Your love
Shine upon me
From the face of the neighbor
In need
And may I in serving
Be a sign of Your hope.
Amen

Thursday, February 2

Through the darkness of night,
I sleep in peace,
O Lord, with my faith to sustain me.

Through the troubles of day,
My heart is at rest,
O Lord, with my hope to sustain me.

Through all of life’s trials,
There is joy in my heart,
O Lord, with Your love to sustain me.
Amen

Friday, February 3

Thank You, Lord,
For the beauty of Your creation,
The living image of You,
Unique and unrepeatable,
Standing before me hungry,
Sitting before me alone,
Huddled against the cold,
Inviting me into Your presence.
Help me, Lord, to find You,
Lead me, Lord, to serve.
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers January 23 — January 27

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Monday, January 23

Heavenly Father,
Let Your light shine upon me.
Help me to bear Your light
To share Your light
With all those in darkness.
Amen

Tuesday, January 24

Jesus, Savior and Lord,
You suffered in my name,
You gave Your life for mine.
I offer You this day
And the next one
And all the days I have
Not in payment, but in gratitude;
Not with grumbling, but with joy;
Not for penance, but for love.
Amen

Wednesday, January 25

Lord Jesus, in my blindness,
Remove the scales from my eyes.
In Your power and glory, Lord, lead me
With all the light of the skies.
Through new eyes I will see You beside me,
Or ahead, by the light from above,
The one that is suffering, forgotten, alone,
The one I will serve in Your love.
Amen

Thursday, January 26

Lord, in Your mercy,
Look not on those times
I served myself first,
Or trusted my prudence
Above Your Providence.
Make me Your instrument.
Not my will but Yours.
Not my love but Yours.
Not my life but Yours.
Amen

Friday, January 27

Lord, may Your Kingdom,
Like a mustard seed,
Be planted in my heart
To grow within me.
Fed by faith and bearing love,
To be planted again
In all who seek You.
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers January 16 – January 20

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Monday, January 16

My Lord and my God
My light and my hope
My rest and my strength
I give You my heart
I give You my life
I give You this day
Amen

Tuesday, January 17

Lord Jesus, strength of my arms,
I will share the neighbor’s burden
In Your name and for Your sake,
With no motive but God’s love,
With my gifts from You alone,
Filled with hope that I can share.
Amen

Wednesday, January 18

Lord, I lift my heart to you.
Who I am today is for You,
What I do today is for You,
When my day begins it’s for You,
Where I go today is for You,
Why I live today is for You.
Amen

Thursday, January 19

Lord, I bring my needs to you.
Protect me from harm,
Bless my efforts and my work,
Help me to be better,
In big things and small things,
For nothing is too small
For Your blessing
Or my prayer.
Amen

Friday, January 20

Lord, in serving the neighbor
I seek to serve You
With faith that reflects
Your abiding faithfulness,
In hope that is shared
With all who are hopeless,
For love of the neighbor,
In Your love alone.
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers December 19 – December 25

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Monday, December 19

O Blessed Trinity,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
By Your power and Your grace
Light my heart on fire.
Help me to know
And to do Your will
In all things.
Amen

Tuesday, December 20

O my Jesus, my Savior and Lord,
Seated in glory,
In heaven above.

O my Jesus, my Neighbor, the Poor,
Present in suffering,
Welcomed with love.

O my Jesus, of humble birth,
May You greet me in heaven
As I greet You on earth.
Amen

Wednesday, December 21

My heart is filled with joy
At the coming of the Lord
Lord Jesus, find me ready
In my faith.
Amen

Thursday, December 22

Lord Jesus,
Help me to follow
Your model of humility;
Born a helpless infant,
Creator becoming the created,
Exalted becoming the lowly,
Almighty becoming the servant,
United with us,
So that we may be united with You.
Amen

Friday, December 23

Holy Spirit, make me ready
For the coming of the Lord;
Humble and gentle,
Patient and kind,
Generous sharing Your love.
Amen

Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

O God in Your love,
You sent us Your Son
Born in the cold of night.
Fully human, fully divine
Child of holy light.
Child we adore
With the peace of a dove;
With hearts like a child
That knows only love.
Amen

Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

Joyful, joyful, comes the Lord!
God’s light and love on earth!
Shadows fade as new light grows,
And every heart is full.
Infinite power, infinite glory,
Infant tender and mild,
We welcome you,
We praise you,
We celebrate you!
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers December 12 – December 16

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Monday, December 12

Lord, Creator of all,
The mighty and the lowly,
Teach me to love them
As You do
Without exception
Without condition
In Your name
And for Your sake
Amen

Tuesday, December 13

Lord, be patient with me
When I am strong in will
But weak in faith.
Help me to hear
The cry of the poor.
Help me to do Your will
By serving them in hope.
Amen

Wednesday, December 14

Your peace is upon me, Lord,
And the joy of Your kingdom
Fills my heart.
May Your justice fall
Like a gentle rain,
And Your mercy
Shine like the sun.
Amen

Thursday, December 15

Father of all mercies, maker of all things,
May Your light shine from within me
So that I can offer Your love,
Which multiplies as it is shared,
With all those the world has forgotten
Who are precious still in Your sight.
Amen

Friday, December 16

Lord Jesus, Son of man,
With all the power of heaven within You,
You chose to suffer to do the Father’s will.
Help me to follow Your example of selflessness,
Willing the good of the other before my own,
Seeking to serve and not to be served,
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers December 5 – December 9

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Monday, December 5

Lord, show me Your will.
Help me to see it
In the people
And experiences in my life.
Seeking You in all things,
May I come to know You.
Amen

Tuesday, December 6

Lord, be my shepherd
Lord, hear me pray
Lord, find Your sheep
When I wander astray

Lord, guard the pasture,
Watch over the field,
And all of Your strays,
Once broken, now healed.
Amen

Wednesday, December 7

I love You, God, with all my heart,
With all my soul, and all my strength.
No burden is too heavy,
No day too long to work,
No mission too demanding,
For I’ve found my rest in You
Amen

Thursday, December 8

Sweet Virgin Mary,
Mother of Jesus,
Chosen by God
From your birth.
Humble, obedient,
Holy, and pure,
You brought forth
Our Savior on earth.
Pray for me, Mary,
That I may be
An offering to God
Of great worth.
Amen

Friday, December 9

Jesus, Lord and Savior,
Present in bread and wine,
Just as You were present
For Your disciples.
Because Your love
Is infinitely creative,
I may dine with You,
Proclaiming Your glory,
Until You come again.
Amen

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

A Week in Prayers October 17 – October 21

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Monday, October 17

Lord, lay Your hands
Upon my weary head
Give me peace in my heart
And strength for the journey

Amen

Tuesday, October 18

Lord, You have sent me in Your name
To bear wordless witness
Through works of charity
Help me to find Your blessed poor
And to bring them comfort and hope

Amen

Wednesday, October 19

O Lord, you have called me,
O Lord, You are here
Watching me always
Removing all fear
Walking beside me
Drying my tears
O Lord, I have sought You
O Lord, You are here

Amen

Thursday, October 20

Lord Jesus standing before me
In poverty and deprivation
With hands outstretched
To offer and to receive
I, Your lowly servant
Stretch out my hands to You
To join in Your poverty
To give for love alone
Receiving Your grace in humility
And gratitude

Amen

Friday, October 21

O Lord, I long to see Your face!

Greet me in Your doorway,
Greet me on the street,
Greet me in the face and heart
Of everyone I meet.

Greet me with Your poverty,
Your sadness, or Your fear.
I’ll see Your face at last, O Lord,
And know that You are here.

Amen

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

A Week in Prayers: September 26 – 30

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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.

A Week in Prayers September 19 – September 23

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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

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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.

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