Prayer for the Vincentian Family

Lord Jesus, you who loved the poor, give us eyes and a heart directed toward the poor; help us recognise you in them, in their thirst, their hunger, their loneliness and their struggle.

Enkindle within our Vincentian Family, courage, unity, simplicity, humility, grace and the fire of love that burned in St Vincent de Paul, St Louise de Marillac, Blessed Rosalie Rendu, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and Father Gerald Ward.

Strengthen us, so that faithful to the practice of these virtues, we may contemplate you and serve you in the person of the poor, and may one day be united with you in your Kingdom.

Amen.