Today we begin our prayer time in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today is the Memorial of St Vincent de Paul who loved the poor, and cared deeply for children. St. Vincent de Paul promoted and performed works of charity through personal service, helping in his own way to make our world free from pain, suffering and poverty. From his example, we see the importance of expressing our Christian values through faith, hope, and love.
Let us pray with the words that Jesus taught us:
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
As we end our prayer time, we note that today is also World Tourism Day. Created in 1979 this day serves as a reminder that we need to bring peace and hope wherever we go. Jesus said, "Whatever house you enter first say, `Peace to this house!' And if anyone is there who shares in peace lives there, your peace will rest upon that person." (Luke 10:5-6)
In the peace and hospitality, we move into our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.