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 see 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.