Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Father you call each oneof us by name and ask usto follow you.Bless your church byraising up dedicated andgenerous leaders from ourfamilies and friends whowill serve your people as Sisters, Priests,Brothers, Deacons, and Lay Ministers.Inspire us as we grow toknow you, and open our heartsto hear your call.We ask this inJesus nameAmen.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.Amen.
Do not neglect prayer, however busy you may be.
Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command. Amen.