Prayer for Discernment
Lord Jesus, you call each of us to serve you in love and humility. Every vocation in the Church is holy and is given for the building up of your body the Church into a living temple. Please reveal to me the vocation you are calling me to follow, the road that will lead me to deepest intimacy with you and to the fullness of life, love and joy that are yours alone to give. Give me courage, Lord, to say yes to my vocation as Mary your mother said yes to hers. Amen.
Prayers for Vocations
God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.
We ask that you inspire young people whom you call to Priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow your will. Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering comforted,
and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen –Pope Francis
Holy Spirit, who sanctify the Church
with the constant pouring out of your gifts,
place into the hearts of those called to the consecrated life
a deep-rooted and resolute passion for the Kingdom,
so that with a generous and unconditioned “yes”,
they may place their entire existences at the service of the Gospel.
Most holy Virgin, who without hesitation
offered yourself to the Almighty
for the carrying out of his plan of salvation,
pour trust into the hearts of young people
so that there may always be zealous pastors
who are able to guide the Christian people on the way of life,
and consecrated souls who may know how to witness,
in chastity, poverty, and obedience,
to the freeing presence of your risen Son.
Amen. –Saint John Paul II