World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 3, 2009 has been designated as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please join in prayer
 

Gracious God, You gift us with your son, Jesus. At his baptism you affirmed him as your beloved son and Jesus responded by proclaiming the Good News about your reign. Help us realize that by our baptism we are each called to continue the mission of Jesus by proclaiming the Good News.

You call people to married life. Bless them with love, understanding and fidelity as they proclaim the Good News. You call people to the single life. Bless them with compassion, joy and dedication as they proclaim the Good News. You call people to the consecrated life. Bless them with courage, commitment and passion as they proclaim the Good News. You call people to the ordained life. Bless them with faith, integrity and zeal as they proclaim the Good News.

May we accept and acknowledge the dignity of our vocation. Guide those discerning your call and give them the support they need. Gift us all with open and generous hearts to further your reign here on Earth. With gratitude, we offer this prayer through Jesus and the Spirit. Amen

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