We Vincentians are big on prayer! Here are a few sample prayers we pray before, during and after our home visits.
PRAYER BEFORE A VISIT
Father, we ask you to provide all that we need as we do the work you have given us to do. Fill our hearts with your love, help us to listen with compassion and to speak with kindness and confidence.
Jesus, we pray for the grace to go without our preconceived judgments so that we can be true peacemakers. Stir in us the fire of your love and guide us with discernment. Fill our hearts with wisdom, generosity and kindness.
Holy Spirit, inspire us with joy and patience. Be at work in us so that we will bring good news to the downcast, healing to the broken-hearted, hope to the destitute, love and compassion to all who are suffering.
PRAYER WITH THE FAMILY
God our Father, thank you or this visit and the opportunity to meet with (NAME OF THE FAMILY). Lord, you know each of us. You knew us from the day we were born, you know our hearts, our needs, and everything about us. You told us that you will never leave us or forsake us. You ask us to seek, and ye shall find, know and the door will be opened, ask and it shall be given. We are all asking today for each of our needs, some spoken and some in our hearts. And so we pray together: Our Father, who art in heaven,…
Please Lord, walk with us and give us your strength in our worries and difficulties. AMEN.
PRAYER AFTER THE VISIT
Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings you have given us today. We ask you to continue to bless the ones we have visited. Please inspire them to trust in you and come to you for their needs. We pray (NAMES OF EACH PERSON AND SPECIFIC NEEDS). We pray that our work may be continued by your Vincentian servants and completed by your grace, in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam. AMEN.
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