October 15, 2016
Prayer for Vocations—October 15, 2016
Saint Teresa of Jesus
“Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do Good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world”. Teresa of Avila
Father, hear the prayers of your people, and bring to maturity the seeds You have sown in the field of your Church.
May many of Your people choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of their brothers and sisters.
Raise up worthy ministers for Your altars and ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel.
May those who follow in the footsteps of Christ Your Son grow, and provide by their way of life
a convincing sign of Your kingdom for the Church and the whole world.
May all the ministers of Your Church increase in numbers, persevering in their prayer, and perform their ministry with gentleness and concern for others.
Father, keep them all faithful to the call of the Gospel that the world may see in them the living image of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.