Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

O God our Father, in every generation you have called men and women to serve in your Church as priests, deacons, commissioned and licensed churchworkers,  and Lay Readers. Be with those whom you are calling as they seek to discern your call. Touch our hearts so that we may offer them the support they need on the path of discernment. Raise up, we pray, devoted men and women who will be good and faithful pastors and leaders and be to us examples of godly living, and guide your people to the fullness of life.  Send us, we pray, men and women who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.  (Adapted)