Together on the Journey: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

,May 9-15, 2011 has been designated as a Week of Prayer for Vocations.  The week culminates on Sunday, May 15th, which is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.   The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invite all of us in the Stella Maris Province to pray in solidarity for vocations.  A brief prayer has been written for each day of the week.

MONDAY Through your resurrection Lord, You direct humanity on the path of life. Open the hearts of young people to the needs of salvation in the world and make them follow you in the way of evangelization. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

 TUESDAY Jesus our Risen Lord, you came to serve and not to be served. Support vocation animators so they may know how to listen attentively to the spirit that enlightens every vocation. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

WEDNESDAY Lord Jesus, by your resurrection you have renewed in us a living hope. Free young people from their fear to respond to your call, give them the certainty that the joy in responding is enormous. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

THURSDAY Jesus, Risen Lord, you who came to share the human condition, sustain married couples in the challenges of married life and help them to live out the gift of fatherhood and motherhood as a vocation and a mission. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

FRIDAY Risen Lord, you are the fullness of light and life, empower young people so that when YOU call them to a total commitment of their life to YOUR service, they may leave behind any and all temptation, giving themselves to you with joy and generous hearts. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family.  Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

SATURDAY Risen Lord, Jesus, clothe with mercy and kindness the life of our bishops and priests, and make of them good companions of young people in vocational discernment. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

SUNDAY Jesus, Risen Lord, You have promised a hundredfold and eternal life to those who follow you on the path of the evangelical counsels. May men and women called to consecrated life witness simplicity, joy and generous love through the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. May their lives be a sign of prophetic hope as they labor to build God’s Kingdom. Sacred Heart of Jesus, send holy and abundant vocations to the Cabrinian Family.  Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, PRAY FOR US.

  

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