Vocation Prayers

Prayer for Discernment

“Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, correct faith, certain hope, perfect charity, insight and wisdom, so that I may carry out Your holy and true command”.

Prayer to Discern a Vocation

“Lord, there are so many things in my life that I do not understand, so many questions about the future that I need to ask.

What is your plan for me? What is the work you want me to do?
All I really know is that you love me.
Show me the road you want me to walk ­ to fulfilment, to happiness, to holiness.
And if you are calling me to priesthood or/and religious life, give me the strength to say “yes” and the grace to begin now”.

Vocation Prayer

“Loving God, Your Son, Jesus, has shown us that an open heart finds the way.

Help me to find my way in this world.
Keep my heart open to following Jesus' way of serving other in love.
Give me the courage to accept the guidance you offer me through my family, friends, and my parish community.
Through the Holy Spirit, you call me to a particular way of life.
If it is the way of a priest, sister, brother or deacon, then help me to walk it in joyful service to your people. Amen”.