Lord Jesus, You who willed to become poor,
Give us eyes and a heart directed toward the poor,
Help us to recognise You in them –
In their thirst, their hunger, their loneliness and their misfortune.
Enkindle within our Vincentian family,
unity, simplicity, humility and the fire of love
that burned in St Vincent de Paul
Strengthen us, so that, faithful to the practice of these virtues,
We may contemplate You, and serve You, in the person of the poor
And may one day be united with You and them in Your kingdom.