Prayer for Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, You took to Yourself a body and soul like ours, to teach us the glory of self-sacrifice and service.

Mercifully instill in our hearts the desire to dedicate our lives to You.

Give us priests and deacons to stand at the altar and to speak the words of the gospel; brothers and sisters to teach the young, nurse the sick and minister charity to all; lay people to imitate You in their hearts, families, work and community.