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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Prayer for vocations

Lord Jesus,
as You once called the first disciples
to make them fishers of men,
let your sweet invitation continue to resound:
Come, follow Me!

Give young men and women
the grace of responding quickly to Your voice.

Support your bishops, priests and consecrated people
in their apostolic labor.
Grant perseverance to our seminarians

and to all those who are carrying out the ideal
of a life totally consecrated to Your service.
Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness.

Send workers to your harvest
and do not allow humanity to be lost
for the lack of pastors, missionaries
and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church,
the model of every vocation,
help us to say "yes"
to the Lord who calls us to cooperate
in the divine plan of salvation.
Pope John Paul II

From the Vocations Website of the Diocese of Fall River.