Prayer for Vocations
Your Son told us to ask You to send workers into the harvest.
Bless our beloved Diocese of Gaylord with:
holy priests and seminarians who radiate Your love;
zealous religious who imitate Your Sonís poverty,
††††† chastity and obedience;
devoted deacons who inspire us to ever greater service;
faithful husbands and wives who reflect Christís love
††† † for His spouse, the Church;
and single men and women who love You above all else.
Through the intercession of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
open the hearts of those who have yet to discern their calling
to the still whisper of Your voice
and the transforming power of Your grace.
Send Your Holy Spirit to help us recognize Your will
and embrace it in loving trust.
As we each strive to live out our vocation,
may our humble efforts proclaim Your greatness
and secure this local Church on the firm foundation that is
Bishop Bernard Hebda
Diocese of Gaylord
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April 21--World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2013
In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated Good Shepherd Sunday as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Christ Jesus, the Good Shepherd, knows us well and gives his life for us. In the name of Christ Jesus we rejoice in the Good Shepherd who leads us into fullness of life.
As we celebrate this feast we pray for fidelity to our vocation. The Church invites us to honor the vocation of all Christians given at baptism. Through the vocation of marriage, priesthood, diaconate, consecrated life, and the single life may we further the reign of God. May those who are discerning their life vocation listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd to guide them.