Spirit of St. Vincent

By | May 22, 2016

Lord help 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.
(Prayer of St. Louise de Marillac. Based on Spiritual Writings p.785)