Prayer to Discern a Vocation

Lord, there are so many things in my life
that I do not understand,
so many questions about the future
that I need to ask.
What is Your plan for me?
What is the work You want me to do?

All I really know is that You love me.
Show me the road You want me to walk –
to fulfillment, to happiness, to holiness.,/p>

And if You are calling me to
priesthood or to the religious life,
give me the strength to say “yes”
and the grace to begin even now
to prepare myself for the challenge
of a life spent in Your service and
in the care of Your people.

I ask You this in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie
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