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"I beg of you to show the poor great gentleness." (SW:303) - St. Louise de Marillac - True affection comes from respect for the whole person. Lord, grant that my service of the poor be rooted in reverence for the dignity of the human person, your special creation.

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"The blessing of God rests more on humble beginnings than on those that are blazoned with glory." (CCD 2:315) - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, keep me content with the routine of my life and the simple satisfactions it brings.

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"Fervor is a fire that makes things boil and grow hot, just as fire causes water to boil. It is, properly speaking, charity on fire, and that is what you should have, because a Daughter without Charity is like a body without a soul." (CCD X:449) - St. Vincent de Paul...

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"Truth does not depend on the people around us or the place we are in." (CW 1:371) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Even though I value truth, yet there are occasions when I fail to live up to my ideals. Forgive these shortcomings and inspire me to do better in the future.

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"It is in silence that we can hear God speak to our hearts." (CCD 9:98) - St. Vincent de Paul - You speak to me, Lord, but often I can't hear you because I don't take time to listen in silence. I will plan to take time today for quiet reflection.

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"Every good action is a grain of seed for eternal life." (CW 3a:488) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Time seems to fly by these days and now I am painfully aware of the missed opportunities for good I could have done. Help me to be less concerned about temporal matters...

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"Allow yourself to be led by His fatherly love, for He does love us and is far from rejecting a righteous man; He will not even abandon a wicked man who hopes in His mercy." (CCD 4:317) - St. Vincent de Paul - Heavenly Father, the only thing I can be sure of is your...

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"Our good God knows how to knock the pride out of us." (SW: 271) - St. Louise de Marillac - Dear God, don't let me become proud or complacent about my achievements. In everything, teach me to be humble and acknowledge that of myself I can't do anything.

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"The work of Our Lord is dependent less upon many workers, than upon the fidelity of the few He calls." (CCD 3:66-67) - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, you know my many human weaknesses and inability to do anything good without your help. Make me strong in faith and true...

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"It suffices that God sees our hearts." (CCD 7:517) - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, how painful it is to be misunderstood! At those times, instead of trying to justify myself, I will remember your example and remain in peace.

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