Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Year of Consecrated Life

Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages 
you have called women and men 
to pursue lives of perfect charity 
through the evangelical counsels of 
poverty, chastity, and obedience.

During this Year of Consecrated Life, 
we give you thanks for these 
courageous witnesses of Faith 
and models of inspiration.

Their pursuit of holy lives 
teaches us to make a more perfect offer­ing of ourselves to you. 
Continue to enrich your Church 
by calling forth sons and daugh­ters who, 
having found the pearl of great price, 
treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
 you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.