Prayer For Vocations # 14
Holy and provident Father,
you are the Lord of the vineyard and the harvest
and you give each a just reward for their work.
In your design of love,
you call men and women to work with you
for the salvation of the world.
We thank you for Jesus Christ, your living Word,
who has redeemed us from our sins
and is among us to assist us in our poverty.
Guide the flock to which you have promised possession of the Kingdom.
Send new workers into your harvest
and set in the hearts of pastors
faithfulness to your plan of salvation,
perseverance in their vocation
and holiness of life.
Who on the shores of the Sea of Galilee called the apostles,
and made them the foundation of the Church
and bearers of your Gospel,
in our day, sustain your people on its journey.
Give courage to those whom you call to follow you
in the priesthood and the consecrated life,
so that they may enrich God's field with
the wisdom of your Word.
Make them docile instruments of your love
in everyday service
of their brothers and sisters.
Spirit of Holiness,
Who pour out your gifts on all believers and,
especially, on those called to be Christ's ministers,
help young people to discover the beauty of the divine call.
Teach them the true way of prayer,
which is nourished by the Word of God.
Help them to read the signs of the times,
so as to be faithful interpreters of your Gospel
and bearers of salvation.
Mary, Virgin who listened
and Virgin of the Word made flesh in your womb,
help us to be open to the Word of the Lord,
so that, having been welcomed and meditated upon,
it may grow in our hearts.
Help us to live like you
the beatitudes of believers
and to dedicate ourselves with unceasing charity
to evangelizing all those who seek your Son.
Grant that we may serve every person,
becoming servants of the Word we have heard,
so that remaining faithful to it
we may find our happiness in living it.