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.