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Diocese of St. Petersburg Children's Prayer for Vocations
I know you love me and have great plans for me.
Help me to walk in your love every day.
Show me and all your people your way and help us to listen to you.
I pray for all those you are calling to be priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
May they respond in love to your call.
Please make my heart always ready to do what you want.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Vocation Trust Prayer
Here I am Lord, standing at the crossroads of my life,
The time has come for me to choose the road that leads to you.
I hesitate for fear of what lies ahead of me,
For I am much afraid of the unknown.
Take my hand in Yours and walk with me, for the road is long,
And there are no short cuts.
I place myself into your hands.
You know the way, You are the way. Amen.
Dear Jesus. good loving and gentle shepherd, I ask You to help me hear your call in my life. I know that you love me very much and that You want me to have a happy and joyful life. If it be Your will, please help me to hear my call to be a priest, sister or brother. Help me to respond to You with an open heart, for I want to praise You all the days of my life, for I love You, Lord Jesus. Amen.
0 Jesus, Good and Gentle Shepherd grant that the men and women from our community, may have the grace and the courage to hear and answer Your call to priesthood and religious life. Give them the wisdom to realize that life is a gift. Let them realize their life is part of YOUR plan. Call forth those You have chosen to spread the gospel message, and help them to freely respond to a life of service in the church. May the parents and families of our parish, support and encourage our young men and women to search for, follow and answer the call of God in their lives. Amen.