Prayers for Discernment
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 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."
Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations
O God, we earnestly ask you to bless this archdiocese with many priests, brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole strength and gladly spend their entire lives to serve your Church and to make You known and love.
Bless our families, bless our children. Choose from our homes those needed for your work.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us, pray for our priests, religious and, deacons. Obtain for us many more.
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Office of Vocations
2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105