O God, in the past you called men and women
to dedicate their lives to you
through priesthood and religious life.
Today stir up the grace of a religious vocation
in the hearts of many within our community.
Grant them the willingness and generosity
to place their lives completely in your hands
as priests, brothers and sisters.
Help me to support them by my own fidelity
to your call to holiness through
prayer & Christian service.
If you desire that one of my family or friends
follow you in this way,
grant me the wisdom and insight
to support and encourage that person
to listen to your voice and follow you without delay. Amen