Prayer for Discernment

dionewsMy God, I know You love me and that You have great plans for me.  But sometimes I am overwhelmed by the thought of my future.  Show me how to walk forward one day at a time. May I take heart while I search openly, learn about all the choices, listen to others for advice, pray and pay attention to the attraction you place in my heart.  By doing these things may I hear Your call to a lifestyle and a career that will let me love as I only can, and let me serve others with the special gifts that you have given me. Amen.  Jesus, I place all my trust in You!




Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI

Grant, O Father, that the Church may welcome with joy numerous inspirations of the Spirit of your Son and, docile to His teachings, may she care for vocations to the ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life. Sustain the Bishops, priests and deacons, consecrated men and women, and all the baptised in Christ, so that they may faithfully fulfil their mission at the service of the Gospel.  Through Christ Our Lord, AMEN.