Prayer of Discernment

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This prayer has helped others desiring to hear God’s direction more clearly, whether to religious life or another vocation.

God,

I know you love me and have great plans for me.
But sometimes I am overwhelmed by the thought of my future.
Show me how to walk forward one day at a time.

May I take heart while I search openly,
learn about all the choices,
listen to others for advice,

and pay attention to my own feelings.

By doing these things, may I hear your call
to a lifestyle and a career that will let me love as only I can,
and let me serve others with the special gifts

that you have given me.

Amen.

Courtesy of St. Anthony Messenger Press