You might say the Our Father, Hail Mary, or Glory Be our use one of your own prayers. You can also use one of the following prayers.
Prayers and Resources
Prayer of Pope St John XXIII
O Jesus, send laborers into your fields,
which are awaiting holy apostles,
saintly priests, heroic missionaries and dedicated sisters and brothers.
Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a vocation.
Grant that Christian families may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow.
A Vocation Prayer for Parents
Loving God, you have given us the privilege as well as the responsibility of being loving parents.
In the name of Jesus, we ask you to guide us as we invite our children to hear your call to service and leadership in our Church.
May our children respond with deep faith and generosity to the needs of your people.
Help us to be a source of encouragement to our children by our own desire to be committed people who serve with love and enthusiasm.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for those discerning their Vocation
God, I know you love me and are calling me to choose life.
But sometimes, I am overwhelmed by the thoughts of my future.
Help me to listen to your call, in all the ways you speak to me:
through prayer and the scriptures,
through the Church and the circumstances of my life,
through those who love and care for me,
and through my own hopes and desires.
Guide me to search openly and learn about life’s choices,
so that I may respond generously to your call,
and choose the vocation and career
that will enable me to love wholeheartedly,
and serve others with the special gifts you have given me.
God, today, I thank you for your love
and for all things, Amen.
Prayer to Discover Your Vocation
You have made me to know you,
To love you, and to serve you,
And thereby to find and fulfil myself.
I know that you are in all things
And that every path can lead me to you,
But, of them all, there is one path especially
By which you want me to come to you.
Since I will do what you want of me,
I pray you; send your Holy Spirit to me;
Into my mind to show me what you want of me;
Into my heart to give me the determination to do it,
And to do it with all my love, with all my mind,
And with all my strength, right to the end.