Today begins National Vocation Awareness Week, an annual celebration of promoting vocations in the Catholic Church in the United States. During the week, it’s a great time to think about how God is calling you to live out your faith! One simple way to be part of this is to join us in praying the following vocations prayer:

vocations prayerGracious God,
You have called me to life
and gifted me in many ways.
Through Baptism You have sent me
to continue the mission of Jesus
by sharing my love with others.
Strengthen me to respond to
Your call each day.
Help me to become all You desire of me.
Inspire me to make a difference in
others’ lives.
Lead me to choose the way of life
You have planned for me.
Open the hearts of all to listen
to Your call.
Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that
we may have listening hearts and
the courage to respond to You.
Enkindle in my heart
and the hearts of others the desire
to make the world a better place
by serving as
Lay Minister, Sister, Priest,
Brother or Deacon.
Amen.

(Find this prayer and other vocation prayers at the USCCB website)

This week is a special invitation to consider how God is calling you — of course God is always calling you, but this week is a good time to tune into that invitation! Maybe it’s time to revisit and reimmerse yourself into a commitment you’ve made, and maybe it’s time to move into that tug at your heart that you’ve been feeling. Whatever it may be, you can be assured that God is drawing you close and is always wanting the best for you and for the common good. Our prayers are with you. And we are with you! If you’ve got questions about how you feel God is calling  you, or what to do with a “nudge”, or how to go about figuring stuff out, let us know. We’re glad to be with you on the journey.