7 Prayer to the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the

 Holy Spirit. Amen

 Open my eyes that I may see the deepest needs of men,

 women and children. Move my hands that they may feed

the hungry; Touch my heart that it may bring warmth to

the despairing: Teach me the generosity that welcomes

strangers; Let me share my possessions with people in need.

Give me the care that strengthens the sick.

Help me share in the quest to set prisoners free.

In sharing our anxieties and our love,

Our poverty and our prosperity.

We partake of your divine presence. Amen.


Prayer for homeless persons

O God you are a God of justice, mercy and compassion support us

your servants of the poor, as we endeavour to bring your

 love and compassion to people who are homeless and in need

 of your love. We pray that we will see you, our all-loving

God in each homeless person we encounter and in our

service for those in need. May we do all in our power to

 support each person reach

the potential, so they experience the fullness of life.

We ask this prayer through Christ Our Lord Amen


Prayer for workers in the centre

We ask you lord to journey with us this day in love.

We thank you for the many joys and blessings in our lives especially

our families and friends.

Help us to be kind and considerate to all we meet and may we be

helpful and kind to all who enter this Centre.

We pray for those in need of your love today. Amen


Prayer for peace

May there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be,

May you not forget the great possibilities born of faith,

especially the vocation of being a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and passion on the

love that has been given to you….

We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus.


Prayer before home visitation

Lord, where two or three are gathered in your name you are in our midst.

Walk with us now as we journey into home of …..

Be our support as we are your hands and feet and heart.

We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus.



Saint Paul’s prayer

I pray that the God of Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,

may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,

so that with the eyes of your heart enlightened,

you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,

what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and

what is immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe,

according to the working of his great power.

(Ephesians 1:15-19)


Prayer of Micah (6:8)

Loving God I pray this day that I will always do what you require of

me, to do justice and to walk humbly with you my all-loving God.

In the footsteps of Jesus

Lord helps me to imitate your way of loving and acting you said that

you had come upon earth to serve not to be served.

Teach me to show great gentleness towards all,

To imitate your goodness in welcoming them.

Like you, I want to love tenderly to be respectful to all those I meet,

To be affable and gentle to those in the greatest need.

Lord, teach me to maintain always great esteem for my neighbour,

your life on earth, your death and resurrection bear witness to

your love for all.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the

Holy Spirit. Amen