8th day of the novena : For the Vocation

God our Father,

life is your gift to us.

Through baptism, you invite us to share in the gift of our life in service to others.

Be with us as we choose each day to show your presence in our world.

Give us the courage and generosity to respond to your love, to your call.

We pray especially for those who serve you as priests, brothers, sisters, deacons and lay ministers.

Keep them close to you. Open the minds and hearts of many other men and women

that they may accept your challenge to build the Kingdom.

By the intercession of Saint Teresa Verzeri,

we ask you to send more religious vocations to your Church to fulfill your plan according to your will.