Prayer for Vocations by St. John Paul II

Lord Jesus,
Once You called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men.
Continue to let resound today Your sweet invitation: “Come and follow me.”

Grant to young men and young women the grace of responding promptly to Your voice.
Sustain our bishops, priests, and consecrated souls in their apostolic work.
Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are living a life of total consecration to Your service.
Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal.
Send, Lord, workers into Your fields and do not let mankind be lost
because of a lack of pastors, missionaries, and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations,
help us to say “Yes” to the Lord who calls each one of us to collaborate in the Divine Design of salvation.


Totus Tuus Prayer

Totally yours,
Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother,
Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me, and through me,
Think your thoughts in my mind,
Love through my heart,
Give me your dispositions and feelings,
Teach, lead me, and guide me to Jesus,
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior,
Possess my soul, take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself,
Incline me to contact adoration,
Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always. 

Prayer to Padre Pio

Padre Pio,
teach us also, we pray, humility of heart, so that we may be among the humble to whom the Father in the Gospel promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus. Support us in our hours of trouble and trial and, should we fall, let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Teach us tender devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed Homeland, where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.