The following prayer is used by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We set it to music using some of the images submitted from around the Vincentian Family for the 400th anniversary celebration.
You who willed to become poor, give us eyes and a heart directed toward the poor, help us to recognize 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.