by Elizabeth F.
Pope Francis has declared this year the Year of Consecrated Life. What a wonderful time to promote and celebrate the Consecrated Life! Below you will find a prayer that you can pray throughout this year, thanking God for the great witnesses and role models we have. Each vocation is a beautiful gift and the Consecrated Life is one way in which men and women strive to live out holiness in everyday ways. Next time you meet someone who has consecrated their life to God, take a moment and thank them for the great witness they are giving to the world. Also, prayerfully consider your own vocation. What is the best you can love God best? How can you give Him glory by your 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.