O God, You sent Your Son, Jesus,
to bring eternal life to those who believe.
I join Him in praying for labourers for Your harvest.
May Your Holy Spirit inspire men and women
to continue his mission through Your priesthood,
diaconate, religious life and lay ministry.
May this same Spirit make known Your will for my life.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Saviour of the world,
we humbly beg of Thee to revive in Thy Church
that spirit which Thou didst
so abundantly bestow on the Apostles.
Call, we pray Thee,
very many to Thy priesthood
and to the religious life.
And may zeal for Thy glory
and the salvation of souls
inflame those whom Thou hast chosen,
may they be saints in Thy likeness,
and may Thy Spirit strengthen them.
O Jesus, give us priests and religious
after Thine own Heart!
O glorious Saint John Bosco, who in order to lead young people to the feet of the divine Master and to mould them in the light of faith and Christian morality didst heroically sacrifice thyself to the very end of thy life and didst set up a proper religious Institute destined to endure and to bring to the ... continue reading
In the centuries old Catholic tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional cards for the use of the faithful. Prayer cards have an endless amount of use and make wonderful gifts and keepsakes.