Prayer to Know My Vocation (Jr. Society)

Lord, my God and my loving Father, you have made me to know you, to love you, to serve you, and thereby to find and to fulfill my deepest longings. I know that you are in all things, and that every path can lead me to you.

But of them all, there is one especially by which you want me to come to you. Since I will do what you want of me, I pray that you send your Holy Spirit to me: into my mind, to show me what you want of me; into my heart, to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all of my strength right to the end. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen. 

Thanksgiving after Holy Communion (Jr. Society)

Dear Jesus, I believe that You are present within my heart. You said, “This is My Body and My Blood.” I know that You love me and want to be with me.

From my heart I thank you for all You have given to me—my life, my parents, my health, Baptism, my Catholic Faith, protection—all that I have! Make me more grateful still.

Generous Lord, I ask for still more. Please protect my soul and body. Be good to those I love. Let me love You more every day. I ask You this special favor (mention it to Jesus). Watch over me and make me good and happy.

Jesus, I promise to receive You as often as I can in Holy Communion. Is there something special that You want me to do for You?

(Pause here and think of what Jesus might want to tell you.)

I love You, Jesus. Amen. 

Daily Prayer For Vocations

Heavenly Father, your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his vineyard. We earnestly beg you to bless our diocese and our world with many priests and religious men and women who will love you fervently, and gladly and courageously spend their lives in service to your Son’s Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We pray that their lives may be always centered on our Eucharistic Lord; that they be always faithful to the Holy Father; and that they may be devoted sons and daughters of Mary, our Mother, in making you known and loved; and that all may attain Heaven. Bless our families and our children and choose from our homes those whom you desire for this holy work. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Prayer For Priests & Religious

God our Father, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I ask You to bless and strengthen the spiritual renewal and vitality of all priests and religious so that your Church may shine more resplendently and bear witness to Your presence in our world today. I recommend to You the priests and religious dearest to me especially (N.) O Jesus, keep them all close to Your Sacred Heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Morning Offering By St. Therese

O my God! I offer You all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of its merciful love. O my God! I ask of You for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Your holy will, to accept for love of You the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all eternity. Amen.