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Vocations: ‘follow me’
God, please increase vocations to the priesthood and to religious service that meet generous, faithful commitment. Let those You call, recognise Your invitation that is felt in questioning moments and is apparent in the needs of the Church and society.
Some fail to listen to Your call because they have their own life-plan, and the price of following Yours appears too high. Please assure them that only along the narrow road of prayer and loving service, is found the enduring happiness and peace that they seek.
Give them light to recognise Jesus’ call of ‘follow me’ and generosity and wisdom to consolidate their decision as they seek further direction.
Lead them into the apostolate in which You desire to employ their abilities and potential, and grant them fidelity and trust.
Make Christ’s love the reality of their lives, in love that is humble and forgiving, prayerful and self-giving, in love that is perceptive, wise, and detached, in love that is vibrant and grateful.
Dear God, please hear this prayer so that souls will not fall unharvested for lack of worthy labourers. We thank You for the gifts of Your priests and religious to countless generations of Your people.