Daily Prayers for September 27

Vincent de Paul (1581 – 1660)

The son of French peasants, Vincent de Paul studied for the priesthood and was ordained in 1600. While serving the church, he was kidnapped by Turkish pirates and sold into slavery. After converting his master, Vincent escaped and returned to France, where he ministered to the poor and imprisoned, and invited others to join him, founding the Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity with Louise de Marillac. He prayed, “May the poor forgive me the bread that I give them.”

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “Oh the Deep, Deep Love of -Jesus”

Let every deed we do today : rise up as a prayer of love.

Psalm 128:1 6

Happy are they all who fear the Lord : and who follow in his ways!

You shall eat the fruit of your labor : happiness and prosperity shall be yours.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house : your children like olive shoots round about your table.

The man who fears the Lord : shall thus indeed be blessed.

The Lord bless you from Zion : and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

May you live to see your children’s children : may peace be upon Israel.

Let every deed we do today : rise up as a prayer of love.

Micah 7:1 – 7 Matthew 12:15 – 21

Let every deed we do today : rise up as a prayer of love.

Vincent de Paul said, “We must love God, but let it be in the work of our bodies, in the sweat of our brows. For very often many acts of love for God, of kindness, of good will, and other similar inclinations and interior practices of a tender heart, although good and very desirable, are yet very suspect when they do not lead to the practice of effective love.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you have shown us what love looks like. Help us through acts of forgiveness and reconciliation to so love one another that our neighbors know we are your disciples and know that to be good news. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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