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Prayer is an important part of the discernment process. Below are some prayers to help guide you.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Great and glorious God, and my Lord Jesus Christ
Enlighten the darkness of my mind.
Give me a right faith
a firm hope
and a perfect charity.
Grant that I may know you, Lord
in order that I may always
and in all things act
according to your most
holy and perfect will.
Amen.

Family Prayer for Vocations
Written by Sr. M. Barbara Ann Bosch, CSSF and Sr. M. Eliana Remiszewska, CSSF

Lord Jesus,

I believe that you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

I believe that it is in you alone that we can find fulfillment and happiness by giving ourselves to you in loving service of others.

I dream that my children will be a reflection of you and that they will be a blessing to the world.

I ask you to look kindly upon them and keep them close to you.

If it is your will to choose them to follow you as a vowed religious or priest, help them to be generous in their response to your loving invitation. 

I ask this in your holy name.

Amen.