April 30, 2023

The purpose of World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).”  Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.

As we pray for Vocations world-wide, let us also pray for Vocations in the Diocese of Rapid City:

Heavenly Father,

We beg you for an increase in religious vocations in holy marriages in the Diocese of Rapid City.

Look upon us with favor and choose from our homes those who are needed for your work.

Send your Spirit to strengthen us and give us open hearts and minds ready to say "Yes" when you call.

Help our parishes and families encourage vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

We commend our prayers to our Patroness, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

 

You can find resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage: www.usccb.org/vocations