Diocesan Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, Inflame our hearts with the fire of your love.
Inspire our families to eagerly say “yes” to the Holy Spirit,
as did Mary and Joseph.
Help our parishes become schools of prayer,
forming intentional disciples of Jesus who desire to live for him.
Assist us in building a culture of vocations,
creating an environment where all disciples will seek your will for their lives.
Teach married couples to live their vocation in the Spirit of Christ
so that their families may become a “domestic Church”,
reflecting the life of the Trinity.
Inspire young men and women to seek a living encounter with your Son
so that they will courageously respond to your call to priesthood or consecrated life,
giving themselves generously to the Church in service of the Gospel.
We ask Mary, Mother of the Church and our Mother, to intercede for us.
Pour out anew upon our diocese your Holy Spirit and make us courageous witnesses of Christ’s love.
May our lives “attract and form intentional disciples who joyfully,
boldly and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ, leading to eternal life.”
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Invisible Monastery Prayer 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 are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened
by the sacraments.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Pledge to pray for vocations at invisiblemonastery.com
Prayer to Know my Vocation
My Lord and my God, you are Love itself, the source of all love and goodness.
Out of Love you created me to know you, to love you, and to serve you in a
unique way, as no one else can. I believe that you have a plan for my life, that
you have a mission in your Kingdom reserved for me alone. Your plan and your
mission are far better than any other I might choose: they will glorify you,
fulfill the desires of my heart, and bring salvation to those souls who are
depending on my generous response.
Lord grant me the light of grace I need to see the next step in your plan;
grant me the generosity necessary to follow your call; and grant me the courage
required to take up my cross and to follow you.
Show me your will, O gentle and eternal God, and help me to say with Mary,
“I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.”
Let me say with Jesus, “Let not my will be done, but yours.”
Vocation Prayer for Children
I glorify You, God in all that I do.
In mind, body, and spirit
I give my best to you.
Help me to follow your will
No matter the call:
Sister, brother, or priest,
I promise my all.
If you call me to marriage,
I promise to love,
And to teach my own children
To seek grace from above.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Holy Hour for Vocations
Consider holding a special Holy Hour to intercede for Vocations.
Way of the Cross for Vocations
Find a very good Way of the Cross for Vocations on the USCCB website here.