Am I Called?
“What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?” -Pope John Paul II
“Dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ. He takes nothing away, and He gives you everything. When we give ourselves to Him, we receive a hundredfold in return.” -Pope Benedict XVI
Prayer to Know My Vocation
My Lord and my God. You are love itself, the Source of all love and goodness. Out of love You created me to know You, to love You, and to serve You in a unique way, as no one else can. I believe that You have a plan for my life, that You have a mission in your Kingdom reserved for me alone. Your plan and your mission are far better than any other I might choose, they will glorify You, fulfill the desires of my heart, and bring salvation to those souls who are depending on my generous response.
Lord, grant me the light of grace I need to see the next step in your plan; grant me the generosity necessary to follow your call; and grant me the courage required to take up my cross and to follow You.
Show me your will, O gentle and eternal God, and help me to say with Mary, "I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word." Let me say with Jesus, "let not my will be done, but Yours." Amen.