Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Prayer for Our Community

“Father, as you are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (Jn. 17:21)

Jesus, light of the world,/ our way, truth and life,/ we, the members of your mystical body/ are making our pilgrimage/ towards our heavenly home. Help us to follow your sublime teachings and examples/ and to build up a community of love. Enable us/ to put our trust wholly in you/ in all our troubles and difficulties,/ and to share your saving love/ with all those/ who come in contact with
us today. Father,/ you have called us/ into a community of love. Give us the grace/ that we may love,/ accept and esteem each other. Create in us/ mutual trust and understanding/ and teach us to be open to each other/ and to communicate with each other/ and respect the feelings of others. Help us to forgive each other/ and to share our joys and sorrows with others/ and thus grow in true charity. Give us the grace/ to spend ourselves/ for the good and growth of the community,/ sacrificing
our selfishness and self-interest. Enable us/ to enjoy the happiness/ of living in a community of love/ where you have promised your special presence/ which is the beginning ofeternal bliss. Amen.


Prayer for Vincentian Spirit

Lord our God,/ we thank you for the institution of Vincentian Congregation/ in your Church/ by means of Servant of God Fr. Varkey Kattarath/ who was inspired by the charism and spirit of St. Vincent de Paul,/ our Heavenly Patron. Grant us the grace/
that animated by the spirit of our founder/ we may love what St. Vincent loved/ and
practise what he taught,/ especially/ the five virtues of simplicity,/ humility,/ meekness,/ mortification/ and zeal for the souls/ which he has recommended/ as characteristic virtues of his followers. Amen.


Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe/ all the sacred truths/ which the Holy Catholic Church believes and teaches/ because you have revealed them,/ who can neither deceive
nor be deceived. Amen.


Act of Hope

O my God,/ relying on your infinite goodness and promises,/ I hope to obtain/ pardon of my sins,/ the help of your grace,/ and life everlasting,/ through the merits of Jesus Christ,/ my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.


Act of Love

O my God,/ I love you above all things,/ with my whole heart and soul,/ because you are all good/ and worthy of all love. I love my neighbour as myself/ for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me,/ and I ask pardon of all/ whom I have injured. Amen.


Morning Offering

   God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,/ we adore and praise you/ as our creator, protector and saviour. Make us aware/ of your abiding presence in our midst. Extend your merciful hand/ and bless us. We offer you our prayers,/ thoughts, words and deeds,/ joys and sorrows of this day/ in union with the Holy
Masses/ offered throughout the world.

   Lord, we entrust to your care/ Vincentian Congregation,/ with its members, houses and institutions/ and all its ministries. Strengthen our Superior General,/ Provincial Superiors/ and all other Superiors/ with your wisdom/ so that they may animate/ and guide our community/ according to your divine plan. Father, we thank you/ for our members of family, benefactors and all our associates. Bless them/ with your paternal care and protection.

   O Mary, our most loving mother/ intercede for us/ that we may walk faithfully/ in the footsteps of your beloved Son/ following your greatest example. Amen.


(A Reading of the Gospel and Meditation follow)


The Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us - Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us - Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us - Lord, have mercy on us
Jesus, hear us -Jesus, graciously hear us

God, the Father in Heaven
God the Son, Redeemer of the world
God, the Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity, One God
Jesus, Son of the living God

Jesus, splendour of the Father
Jesus, brightness of everlasting light
Jesus, king of glory
Jesus, sun of justice
Jesus, son of the Virgin Mary
Jesus, worthy of our love
Jesus, most admirable
Jesus, mighty God
Jesus, God of peace
Jesus, most obedient
Jesus, most patient
Jesus, meek and humble of heart
Jesus, lover of chastity
Jesus, author of life
Jesus, model of all virtues

Jesus, seeker of souls
Jesus, our God
Jesus, our refuge
Jesus, lover of the poor
Jesus, treasure of the faithful
Jesus, good shepherd
Jesus, eternal wisdom

Jesus, infinite goodness
Jesus, our way, truth and life
Jesus, joy of angels
Jesus, king of patriarchs
Jesus, master of the apostles
Jesus, teacher of the evangelists
Jesus, strength of martyrs
Jesus, light of confessors
Jesus, purity of virgins
Jesus, crown of all saints
Lord, be merciful, - Spare us, O Jesus
Lord, be merciful, - Graciously hear us, O Jesus
From all sins - Jesus, deliver us
From the snares of the devil
From the spirit of impurity
From everlasting death
From the neglect of your Holy Spirit

By the mystery of your incarnation
By your Divine life
By your agony and passion
By your cross and abandonment
By your death and burial
By your rising to new life

By your glorious return to the Father
By your gift of the Holy Spirit
By your joy and glory

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the
world, Spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the
world, Graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the
world, Have mercy on us, O Jesus.
Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us Pray:
O Lord Jesus Christ,/ You have said,/ “Ask and you shall receive;/ seek, and you shall find;/ knock and it shall be opened for you”/; grant, we beseech You,/ that we,/ who ask the gift of your divine charity,/ may love you with our whole heart/ in word and deed,/ and never cease from praising you.

   Grant, O Lord,/ that we may have a perpetual fear/ and love of your holy name,/ for you never fail/ to direct and govern/ those whom you instruct/ in your truth and steadfastlove. You live and reign the world without end. Amen

Queen of Peace Pray for us
St. Joseph Pray for us
St. Thomas Pray for us
St. Vincent Pray for us