Novena for Vocations, Day 7

Reflection:

“I would like to make a special appeal to you: reflect. Understand that I am talking to you about very important things. It is a question of devoting one's entire life to the service of God and the Church. It is a question of devoting it with a deep faith, a mature conviction, a truly free decision, a generosity that is unfailing and without regrets. The words of Jesus: "And I am with you forever, until the end of the world" guarantee the continuity of this "you". There will always be calls from the Lord, and there will always be answers from people available. You too must listen. You must deepen, with your intelligence enlightened by faith, the ultra-terrestrial dimension of the divine plan of universal salvation. I know that too much of this world, too many current events disturb you. It is precisely for this reason that I invite you to think! Open your heart to a joyful encounter with the risen Christ! Allow the strength of the Holy Spirit to act in you and inspire you with the right choices for your life. Ask for advice. The Church of Jesus must continue her mission in the world: she needs you because there is so much work to be done.” ~Message of Saint Pope John Paul II for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 1980

 We Pray: 

Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations, inspire men and women to be humble and passionate servants of Christ’s love, to live out that love in following Him and calling others to do the same.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.


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