Prayer for World Day of Vocations, April 17, 2016
“There are many different gifts,
But it is always the same Spirit;
There are many ways of serving
But it is always the same Lord.
There are many different forms of activity,
But in everybody it is the same God
Who is at work in them all.” — 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
Creator God, you gift us each uniquely.
Through Baptism, you invite us
into the community of your followers,
to share our gifts in the service of others.
Bless and strengthen us
as we search for the way you are inviting us
to do this.
Give us humble and open hearts so that
we may know our place in this busy world.
Help us to listen for your voice and watch for your presence
in the people we serve, so that we might love you
not just with our words but with lives of mercy and justice.
Give us the courage to do your will,
and the strength to respond whole heartedly no matter what you ask.
We thank you for your goodness to us and long to praise you always
Sister Rosemary Fry