November 17, 2016
Prayer for Vocations—November 17, 2016
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
“Everything I own really belongs to the poor.”
O Holy Family of Nazareth, community of love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, model and ideal of every Christian family, to you we entrust our families.
Through the intercession of St. Elizabeth, open the heart of every family to the faith, to welcoming the word of God, to Christian witness, servant of the poor and destitute, so that it become a source of new and holy vocations.
Touch the hearts of parents, so that with prompt charity, wise care, and loving devotion they be for their sons and daughters sure guides towards spiritual and eternal values.
We ask your help so we may guide and encourage our children to believe that they each have a special calling and to use their gifts and talents for others.
We pray, Heavenly Father, that our children will discover and respond enthusiastically to your desire for them whether it be to the vocation of single, married, ordained or consecrated life.
We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Elizabeth, servant of the poor, prayer for us!