Praying for Vocations

Prayers for Vocations

 

Prayers for those discerning their Vocation

 

Loving God, Is it I, Lord? Are you calling me to a vocation of ministry in the Church as Priest, Brother or Deacon? Or if I am already living out a life’s vocation,  are you asking me to help call others to the ministry of leadership in the Church? We need men and women to help lead us as Church, Lord.

We are your people of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Speak to us Lord. Open the minds and hearts of many men and women to live your Word and build your Kingdom. Speak to me Lord. Plant your Word within me so that whatever you call me to be or do I may say Yes, Here I Am Lord. Lord here I am!

What would you like me to do with my life?

 

Loving God, your Son, Jesus,

has shown us that an open heart finds the way. Help me to find my way in this world.

Keep my heart open to following Jesus’ way  of serving others in love.

Give me the courage to accept the guidance you offer me through my family, my friends, and my parish community.

Through the Holy Spirit,  you call me to a particular way of life.

If it is the way of a Priest, Religious Sister, Brother or Deacon, then help me to walk it in joyful service to your people.

With you, my God, I know I can find my way. Amen.

 

Gracious God, You have called me to life and blest me in many ways. Through Baptism You have sent me  to continue the mission of Jesus by sharing my love with others. Strengthen me to respond to Your call each day. Help me to become all You desire of me. Inspire me to make a difference in others’ lives. Lead me to choose the way of life You have planned for me. Open the hearts of all to listen to Your call. Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that we may have listening hearts  and the courage to respond to You. Enkindle in my heart and the hearts of others the desire to make the world a better place by serving as Priest, Deacon, Brother, Sister or Lay Minister. Amen.

 

Prayer for an increase in Vocations

Father, we’re your people, the work of your hands. So precious are we in your sight that you sent your Son, Jesus. Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted, to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair, and to rejoice in your steadfast love. We, the baptised, realize our call to serve. Help us to know how. Call forth from among us priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers. With our hearts you continue to love your people. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

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