Ask the Lord of the harvest…

“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9.38). The Fourth Easter Sunday is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Let’s pray together, with the whole Church and the Vincentian Family, for new, holy vocations for the service of God and His people.

Vincentian prayer for vocations:

Oh, hope of Israel, its savior in time of trial, look down with favor on this vine and remain with it. Water its furrows, multiply its branches and render perfect the work of Your Hand. The harvest abundant but the laborers are few. We pray the Lord of the harvest, to send laborers into His harvest. Increase your family and add to its joy that the city of God may be extended. This house is Yours, O Lord, this house is Yours. Let there not be in it any stone that your hand has not placed therein. And those whom you have called, keep them and sanctify them in truth. Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us. Saint Vincent, pray for us.

Other prayers :

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers/prayers-for-vocations.cfm

Pope Francis :

Message for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations 

Text of the Papal Message on Video (in Italian):