Rockford Diocese Vocation Prayer
Almighty and Loving God, you speak to us in many ways and soften the heart to hear your call. As your heart speaks to our heart, and the prayer from our lips to your ears is heard, awaken in the young people of our diocese a desire to serve you as a priest, sister or brother.Enter their hearts and minds so they will be open to your call.Christ the Son, you gave your life that we might live. Encourage more men and women to respond to your call. Bless them with homes that are loving, families that are supportive, and churches which are beacons of hope.
Keep them steadfast in their love for you and your people. Holy Spirit, Comforter and Guide, strengthen those who now serve your Church. Enkindle in them the fire of your love. Fill them with enthusiasm and zeal. Through their service and witness let young people be drawn to you. Through Your Holy guidance set young hearts on fire;willing to love, willing to serve, willing to be priests, sisters and brothers.We ask this special prayer through the one God in Three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.