A Blessed Easter to the Catholic 365 community! Thank you to all who partake in this glorious mission of building up the Kingdom of God on earth! It has been a joy for me to grow in my faith, reading and reflecting on the edifying words of so many of my Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ! I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read my small contributions.
Today, I am sharing a beautiful prayer! My good friend Ann presented it to me in a birthday card last summer. My birthday is on the feast day of Saint Thomas the Apostle! I am so grateful to God for designing the day of my birth on this wonderful saint’s feast day!
The holy card I received from Ann, my sister in Christ is printed in Italy, and most likely is very dear to your heart. It is meant to share with others! This prayer would make a wonderful gift for Confirmation students. God Bless you!
PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
JESUS DIVINE MASTER, WHO SAID “THE HARVEST INDEED IS GREAT, BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW.” WE LOVINGLY ACCEPT YOUR INVITATION: “PRAY THE HEAVENLY FATHER TO SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST.” INSPIRE A CRUSADE FOR VOCATIONS. MORE PRIESTS! MAY THEY BE THE SALT OF THE EARTH, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, THE CITY PLACED ON THE MOUNTAINTOP FOR THE SALVATION OF MANKIND REDEEMED BY YOUR BLOOD.
MORE RELIGIOUS!- BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, TO PROMOTE THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE PEACE OF MEN OF GOOD WILL.
MAY THE EARTH BE FILLED WITH SEMINARIES AND RELIGIOUS HOUSES. O MARY, GOD’S CHOSEN ONE, MOTHER AND GUARDIAN OF HOLY VOCATIONS, PRAY WITH US, PRAY FOR US, AND FOR ALL THOSE CALLED BY GOD. AMEN.