God, the source of

creation and love,

You invite each of

us to serve you through the life

which is your gift.

May your grace

encourage men and women to heights

of holiness through service to the church

as priests, sisters, brothers, and lay ministers.

Make me an

instrument to encourage others

to give of themselves and

challenge me to do the same.


– https://www.usccb.org/prayer/pdf/33011/en