Discernment Prayer

Heavenly Father,
You love me and you call me every moment of my life.
You have a plan for me,
a plan that will help me grace the world
in the unique way that only I can.
Send your Spirit into my heart and mind.
Enlighten me with your wisdom
that I may come to know today
where you are calling me in life.
Give me the strength today
to answer that call
and inspire others to help me.
I make this prayer
through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood

Come Holy Spirit…
It is You who open the heart and mind to the Divine call;
it is You who make effective every impetus
towards good, towards truth, towards charity…
Open the hearts and minds of men,
so that the new flowering of vocations may spring forth
the fidelity of your love, and all may know Christ,
the true light come into the world,
to offer every human being the sure hope of eternal life.

(Pope John Paul II) ©”L’Osservatore

“Lord Jesus, who in your pilgrimage along the roads of Palestine, chose and called the apostles and entrusted to them their task of preaching the Gospel, feeding the faithful and celebrating divine worship, ensure that today, too, your Church may not lack numerous holy priests, who can bring to all the fruits of your death and resurrection.”

Pope John Paul II , Message for Vocations Sunday 2001