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"He knows all our weakness and the failings of our hearts. As a father pities his own children, he pities us, and has himself declared that he never will forsake the soul that confides in his name." (CW 1:398) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Heavenly Lord, I rely on your...

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"God never fails to come to our help in due time after we, on our part, have done all we can." (CCD 7:564) - St. Vincent de Paul - When I catch myself worrying, Lord, let me feel your presence within me.

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"Provided God is Master of all, we will be only too happy." (SW: 211) - St. Louise de Marillac - Heavenly Father, I want to give my whole life to you, yet I am afraid of what you might ask of me. Extend your hand so I can overcome my fear of the unknown. With you at...

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"Evil always leaves some impression on the soul, if we do not envelop ourselves in a cloak of prayer and humility. The greatest cedars fall." - St. Vincent de Paul - It is only through prayer that I can come to know myself and ask for the graces I need to overcome sin...

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"Looking up steadily spares the pain, both of retrospection and anticipation." (CW 1:426) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Lord, at times I am overwhelmed with guilt about my past actions and so filled with dread about the future; I am unable to move ahead in the here and...

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"Rash judgments are what Jesus most reproved in the Gospel." (CCD 2:158) - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, because I can never know the motives or interior struggles of another person, help me to avoid those thoughtless judgments I so often make about the actions of...

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"One of the most powerful reasons to induce us to love God is the conviction we enjoy that He loves us." - St. Louise de Marillac - Blessed, Lord, I am humbled every time I think of your unconditional love for me— a love that knows no limits. Help me extend that same...

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"Our happiness lies in the cross; even Our Lord did not will to enter his glory except through suffering." (CCD 7:246) - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, I'll never fully understand the mystery of suffering. All I ask is that you keep giving me the grace to use it well as...

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"This union of my soul with God is my wealth in poverty and joy in deepest affliction." (CW 2:489) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - O God, see my poverty and have pity on me. Enable me to share freely the gifts you have given and find true contentment even in the middle of...

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"There are very few for so much work! Our Lord will have to labor with you." (CCD 1:71) - St. Vincent de Paul - When the volume of work overwhelms me and I am discouraged because of shortages of staff, remind me Lord, that it only takes a small piece of yeast to...

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