Voice of the Poor Prayer
Lord of all people,
During your time on earth
you identified with the poor
and instructed us to care for one another, for our neighbor
and especially for the least of our brothers and sisters.
Be with us as we advocate for the poor.
Help us to persevere in joy and love on their behalf.
Add your voice to ours
as we speak out for those who are not heard in our communities.
Guide us as we work, comfortable in the knowledge
that we are doing your will
for this day and time and place,
and that you will take care of tomorrow.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, his Blessed Mother,
our patron St. Vincent and
our founder Blessed Frederic.