up until now you have been quietly
preparing me to be your disciple.
Now the time
of preparation is ending.
I seem to hear you say to me, as once to Peter;
"Will you also go away?"
You were saddened then by friends who failed you.
But Peter did not fail.
"Lord," he said, "to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life."
I stand with Peter.
show me, Lord,
where it is in your vineyard
that you want me to serve.
Then give me strength
to be faithful.
Mary, Mother and Model,
help me to respond in generous love
to the call of your Divine Son.
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May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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