Lord, open our hearts to receive your love, your grace, and your will for each of us. That we may hear you say, “Fear not, I am with you always” and “I know the plans that I have in mind for you.” Help us have the courage to freely respond to the Permanent State of Life Vocation that you are calling us to as we say with Samuel: “Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” For there is no greater joy in this world than to faithfully follow you, Jesus, on the unique path and vocation of love to which you are calling us.
Lord Jesus, as You once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men, let your sweet invitation continue to resound: Come follow Me!
Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to your voice. Support our bishops, priests and consecrated people in their apostolic labor.
Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life totally consecrated to your service.
Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness. Lord, SEND WORKERS TO YOUR HARVEST and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.
Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation.
Lord, give us holy, faithful, and humble men willing to offer their lives for our sake; to give their lives for your Bride the Church. Take away their fears that they may in turn help take away our fears.
May the men who have already begun their seminary formation be supplied with the grace of clear discernment about your will for their lives and may their courage to ask your will inspire all young men and women to ask the same for themselves.
Look upon the men who are already serving the flock as priests and continue to form them into your own image as loving and gentle shepherds so that they will continue to be the greatest encouragement for all who are being called by you to consider the priesthood.
Lord, Jesus Christ, Thank you for what you have given and for what you have plans yet to give. May your Church never be lacking in gracious providers of your life to us in the Sacraments.