Weekly Prayers

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 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 May 9 – May 13

Daily Prayers May 9 – May 13 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, May 9

Beloved St. Louise, motherless child,
Your own trials led you to your vocation
Pray for us that the Lord may lead us
To follow your example,
To trust in His Providence,
To seek to do His will,
To serve his poor and suffering.
Amen

Tuesday, May 10:

God of my fathers,
God of all time,
God of the earth and sea,
God of all creatures,
God of all things
Who nevertheless blesses me
In you I place my faith, O Lord,
To You I give my love
Your will I seek to do, O Lord
On earth as in heaven above.
Amen

Wednesday, May 11:

Your way is truth and life, Lord,
And I will follow and serve
In Your name
For Your sake
By Your grace
With faith enough to move mountains
With hope that is born anew
With love of the one Who sent me
Amen

Thursday, May 12:

I long to see Your face, O Lord.
Have mercy on me,
Your undeserving child.
Create me anew in Your love.
Amen

Friday, May 13:

Lord Almighty
Who let there be light
Who flooded the earth
Who parted the sea
Who walked on the water
Who healed the sick
Who raised the dead
Who gave Your life
Who conquered death
Lead me from night into day.
Amen

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

Daily Prayers May 2 – May 6

Daily Prayers May 2 – May 6 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, May 2

Lord, in my anger calm me
With the peace of knowing Your love
In my impatience reassure me
With the peace of trusting Your will
In my suffering comfort me
With the peace of Your kingdom above
Amen

Tuesday, May 3:

Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your sacrifice
That greatest act of love
Help me to give my life for You
Repaying to heaven
All that I have received
One prayer, one act, one day at a time
Amen

Thursday, May 5:

Lord Jesus You are
My one and my all
My light and my hope
My way and my truth
My death and my life
My Lord and my God
Amen

Friday, May 6:

Lord, like the morning sun
That begins to glimmer
At the edge of darkness,
Like the parting rainclouds,
Your kingdom comes.
When darkness falls,
When rain rolls in,
When flowers fold at night
Your kingdom remains
On earth as in heaven.
Help me to do Your will.
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director. 

Daily Prayer April 18 – April 22

Daily Prayer April 18 – April 22 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, April 18:

Lord, my heart sings with gratitude
Like the birds that sing each morning
The song of the joy of creation
The song of a brand new day
Whether in sickness or health,
In poverty or riches,
I trust in You, my Lord,
And I thank you for the day.
Amen

Tuesday, April 19:

Send me, Lord Jesus,
Send me forth.
Send me to share Your word.
Send me, Lord Jesus,
Send me to serve.
Send me to share Your love.
Empty me, Jesus,
Of ego, of self,
So all that I share is You.
Amen

Wednesday, April 20:

Lord You are present among us
Not hidden, but right in plain view
But sometimes my mind is distracted
And I can’t even recognize You
Lord You always have known me
You have claimed me right from the start
Even before the day I was born
You have written Your word on my heart
Help me, Lord, not to walk past You
Help me always to recognize
The One to Whom my heart is bound
Help me to see with new eyes
Amen

Thursday, April 21:

Help me to feel the warmth of the hearth,
While I’m still outside chopping the wood.
Lord, help me to work in faith.
Help me let go of rewards of this world,
And to seek first the Kingdom of God.
Lord, help me to serve in hope.
Help me to empty myself of self,
To give and not to receive,
Lord, help me to live in love.
Amen

Friday, April 22:

Most Holy Trinity,
You have called me to love and serve.
Bless my heart, my soul, my mind,
And send me in Your name.
In the name of the Father, I live.
In the name of the Son, I move.
In the name of the Holy Spirit,
I have my being.
Amen
Daily Prayers are written by Tim Williams, National Vincentian Formation Director. 

Daily Prayers April 11 – April 17

Daily Prayers April 11 – April 17 940 788 SVDP USA

Monday, April 11:

Lord, I place my trust in You
In all things great and small
Help me to know Your will
And to do Your will
Wherever You place me
Amen

Tuesday, April 12:

You have known me always.
You have given me my name.
I love You, Lord Jesus.
You have called me forth to serve.
You are my model to follow.
I love You, Lord Jesus.
You have given me Your life
So that I may give You mine.
I love You, Lord Jesus.
Amen

Wednesday, April 13:

I offer You my words, O Lord,
In praise and gratitude.
I offer You my heart, O Lord,
The fullness of my love.
I offer You my life, O Lord,
On day at a time.
Amen

Thursday, April 14:

In sharing the Supper of the Lord,
May I be brought into Your Kingdom
In the bread and wine,
May I be made whole,
One with You, Lord Jesus.
Amen

Friday, April 15 (Good Friday):

As You offered Your suffering for me,
May I offer my suffering to You.
May all my illness, all my pain,
All my sadness, all my worries,
All the crosses I bear,
Become a single prayer
That washes me clean,
Replacing pain with hope,
In Your name, Jesus Christ.
Amen

Saturday, April 16 (Holy Saturday):

My heart is filled with gratitude
And whispers prayers of thanks
For Your sacrifice.

My soul waits in silence
For the coming of the Lord.
Amen

Sunday, April 17 (Easter Sunday):

Glory to You, Lord Jesus,
The Living Word of God!
You have rolled away the stone,
So death no longer has power!
The cross of suffering
Has become a cross of triumph
And I will not be afraid!
In the name of the Father
And of the Son
And of the Holy Spirit
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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