Sunday, April 29, 2012

49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Congregation of Holy Cross and the Universal Church invite you to pray this day in particular for the gift of discernment of Christian vocations.

God our Father,
we thank you for having called us to be your son and daughters,
to work together as brothers and sisters for the mission of Christ.
Transform our minds and hearts,
and guide us along the pathways of Truth.

Lord Jesus,
let us experience the peace and joy
of your presence in our midst.
Make us faithful disciples,
educators in the faith,
servants who are sensitive to the poor and needy.

Holy Spirit of God,
enlighten and strengthen us
in living and proclaiming the good news of salvation,
so that the witness of our lives as disciples
may inspire young men and women today
to lay down their lives in service of you
especially as priests, brothers, and sisters in Holy Cross.

Hear this prayer,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

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