Vocations Sunday 8th May 2022
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
we ask you to send labourers into your harvest
and to bless all who strive to listen to your voice.
Inspire, in the hearts of men and women,
vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and
Bless our families with a spirit of generosity,
so that those whom you call have the courage
to give themselves to your Church in faith.
Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
MARIAN PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church,
You know, the struggles, doubts and obstacles
that those who are discerning a vocation face.
As you gave your “yes” to the Lord’s call
Assist those your Son is calling
to answer Yes to the divine call,
as you did at the invitation of the angel.
PRAYER TO DISCOVER YOUR VOCATION
Lord, You formed me in my mother’s womb
and have loved me into being.
You have made me to know you,
To love you, and to serve you,
And thereby to find and fulfil myself.
Since I will do what you want of me,
I ask that you send your Holy Spirit to me;
that I may discern what you want of me
and that I may have the courage
to follow the path you are calling me to follow
And to follow it with all my love, with all my mind,
And with all my strength, right to the end.
PRAYER FOR SEMINARIANS
Lord, bless and guide those who are
preparing for the priesthood.
Help them remain faithful to prayer,
to their studies and spiritual direction.
Protect them from temptation,
and enflame their hearts with love
so they may one day become
ardent and gentle shepherds
for Your Church.