Prayer for Vocation in the Priesthood & or Religious Life
Loving and gracious God, Father of all,
You bless your people in every time and season
and provide for their needs through your providential care.
Your Church is continually in need of
Priests, Sisters, and Brothers
to offer themselves in the service of the Gospel
by lives of dedicated love.
Open the hearts of your sons and daughters
to listen to your call in their lives.
Give them the gift of understanding
to discern your invitation to serve you and your Church.
Give them the gift of courage to follow your call.
May they have the spirit of young Samuel
who found fulfillment in his life when he said:
“Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.