Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of this day is to publically fulfil the Lord’s instruction to “pray the Lord of the harvest to send labour-ers into his harvest” (Mt 9:28; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, religious life and other forms of consecrated service.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you never fail to provide ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church in Perth as priests and reli-gious. Grant them courage, and inspire in them a generous response to your call.
Send forth workers into your harvest, so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and your people are strengthened by the sacraments.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.