At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38
O God, Who wish all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of
Your truth: send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest, and grant them grace to speak
Your word with all boldness; so that Your word may spread and be glorified, and all
nations may know You, the only God, and Him Whom You have sent, Jesus Christ
Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns world without end.
O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding,
and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God.
Give them courage and strength to follow God’s holy will. Guide their uncertain steps,
strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their
hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God’s holy service.