Vocational Rosary

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In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (recite 3 times)

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Most Holy Father, today we offer you this vocational prayer for all priestly, religious, married and single life vocations. We especially offer it to you for: [name(s)].

First vocational mystery: “The call of Abram and Sara”

The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your relatives, and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name famous, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you; through you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Repeat the following sequence after each vocational mystery:

Our Father

Hail Mary (recite 10 times)

Glory Be

Lord Jesus, just as you called Blessed Emilie Gamelin one day, continue also now resounding your invitation: Come and follow me! Give young men and women the grace to respond promptly to your voice. Raise the missionary spirit in our community. Mary, Mother of the Church, model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to collaborate in the divine plan of salvation.

Second vocational mystery: “Samuel’s call”

Young Samuel was at the service of the Lord with Eli. At that time it was rare to hear the word of God, and the visions were not frequent. One day Eli was lying in his room. His eyes had weakend and he could no longer see. The lamp of God was not yet out, and Samuel slept in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. The Lord called Samuel the first time: “Samuel, Samuel! ” He replied, “Here I am.” A second time the Lord called him: “Samuel, Samuel!” And Samuel got up… For the third time the Lord called him: “Samuel, Samuel… ” and Samuel replied, “Here I am, Speak, Lord, that your servant listens.”

Third vocational mystery: “Jeremiah’s call”

“The word of the Lord came to me in these terms: Before forming you in the womb, I knew you; Before you came out of the womb, I had consecrated you, I had made you a prophet to the nations.” And I replied: Ah! Lord! Look, I can’t speak, because I’m too young. The Lord said to me: “Don’t say: I am too young; because you will go where I sent you and you will say everything that I order you. Do not fear in front of them, because I am with you to deliver you.”

Fourth vocational mystery: “The call of the Virgin Mary”

The angel said to Mary, “Blessed are you among all women. The Lord is with you.” But she did not understand such a greeting. Then the angel said to her, “Mary, do not be afraid because you enjoy the favor of God. You will conceive in your womb, and you will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How will this be? I don’t know a man.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with his shadow; and your child will be called the Son of God.” Then Mary said, “I am the servant of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.”

Fifth vocational mystery: “The call of the Samaritan woman”

A Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water, and Jesus asked her: “Give me some water.” But since the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans, the woman replied: “How do you, who are Jewish, ask me for water, as I am a Samaritan?” Jesus replied: “If you knew what God gives and who is asking for water, you would ask him, and he would give you living water…” She said, “Lord, give me that water.”

Final prayers:

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, espe- cially those in most need of Your Mercy.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Blessed Emilie Gamelin, pray for us. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.