God, our Father, we turn to you in this time of great need. We trust in your loving kindness and ask you to hear the prayers we offer for Your Church. Through your grace, we seek men and women willing to generously offer their lives to You in the priesthood and religious life, for You inspire and bring to fulfillment every good intention.
Bless and guide those who are discerning Your call to holiness and service. Give them courage, steadfast love and a spirit of charity as they seek to respond faithfully to You.
We offer this prayer for the Archdiocese of Atlanta (and Lafayette,IN) and for the whole Church in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Lord for ever and ever.