Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

Father Almighty,
as part of your divine plan
you have created us for some definite purpose.
bestow your grace upon us to know the path
you have designed for us in this life
and help us to respond with an unconditional “Yes.”

Make our diocese, parishes, homes and hearts
fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations.
May we your faithful, especially our young people,
respond to Your call with courage and zeal.

Inspire among our men a desire and the strength to be
good and holy priests.
Bless us with an abundance of consecrated religious,
permanent deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, and those
called to a chaste single life.
Sanctify the union of man and woman as one in marriage
so that they may be a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.

Through the intercession of Mary our Blessed Mother,
we offer our prayer for vocations to You, Father,
in union with the Holy Spirit,
through Christ our Lord. Amen