pour out into the depths

Vocation Prayer

God of my deepest hopes and dreams,
You who speak in the depths of my heart,
Help me to listen for the gentle urgings of your Spirit.
Lead me to places of peace and silence,
Even as I labor in the midst of the world's noise and distraction.

Be my vision,
so that I can see myself as You see me.
Let my heart be stretched open
to receive the abundant graces
That come to me from You
as I strive to live each day
in awareness of your nearness.

Assure me that my greatest contribution to the world
Is to follow You unreservedly
Along the path of holiness and goodness,
irregardless of my state in life.

Through the power of your presence at work within me,
With the guidance of your wise, faithful servants on earth,
And through the intercession of all heaven's friends,
Help me to move forward in trust.
Even if my steps should falter
And my resolve weaken,
I believe that You will use me
To accomplish your Will
In this time and place,
For your greater glory,
For my spiritual benefit,
And for the good of all your people.

Amen.

Sr. Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN
June 30, 2008