Our prayer for Vocations

by Guest Contributor

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations, also known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday, is observed every year.

At this time we pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life. We pray that young men and women hear the Lord's call and have courage and determination to trust Him and respond generously.

Our Prayer for Vocations

Dear Lord,

On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, we pray that young people will overcome fear of unworthiness and truly consider a vocation to priesthood or religious life. We pray that teachers and youth ministers will encourage young people to give their lives to Jesus and respond to God’s call.

We ask you Lord that parents have the grace to guide their children through the trials of life, and to help them discern not just their careers, but also their vocations too.

We pray for all Christians struggling to discern their vocations, that the Holy Spirit give them wisdom and peace. We pray for those in our parish called to profess vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

We pray for the deceased clergy and religious who have served our local parishes. We especially remember those deceased Columbans who have stood with us in solidarity to support the poor and marginalised. May the Good Shepherd welcome them with open arms and may they rest in peace.


Prayer adapted from www.worlddayofprayerforvocations.com