Prayer to St. Louise de Marillac

March 15, 2022

O Gracious God,
Saint Louise devoted her life
to helping Saint Vincent de Paul
serve the needs of the poor.
She often taught:
"Be diligent in serving the poor. Love the poor,
honor them, as you would honor Christ Himself."
I lift up to You the programs in my church
and community that help the needy,
and the people who do the work.
Multiply the donations.
Teach me how to think generously.
Give me a heart that desires to care for the poor
as if I were serving Jesus directly,
and help me to see Jesus in each person
that begs on the street corner or church door.

Saint Louise, pray for us.

Amen.