Vocations

The word vocation comes from the Latin for “to call” and it reminds us that we all have a calling from God to be the person he created us to be. Finding that vocation and hearing that call however can be really hard sometimes and it’s often difficult to know what we should do with our lives.

 

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

For the word of the week video this week, watch this video based on isolation and loneliness.

 

Even though we are thinking about the word vocation this week, it is also mental health awareness week and the theme for that is isolation and loneliness. Sometimes when we can’t decide on our vocation, we can feel isolated and like the only person in the world that doesn’t know what to do. But we are not alone in this. We all hear our calling at different points in life and that is OK.

Check out the link below to see how you can get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved

Let us pray…

Father, You have created for us some definite purpose. Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for us in this life and to respond with a “Yes.”

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Watch this video from Fr Jonathan Cotton talking about the 5 things you need to know about Vocations. Fr Jonathan used to be the assistant vocations director for the Nottingham Diocese

Let us pray…

Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. Help us to grow in Love and service in whatever you call us to do.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today we are going to have a bit more of a think about loneliness and what it means.

We all feel lonely at times. Spend some time either in pairs or as a form discussing times when you have felt lonely. Can you pluck up the courage to share with others? Or maybe even just put your hands up if you’ve ever felt lonely. You’ll be amazed at how many people have felt the same way (if you’re all honest!).

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Discerning a vocation doesn’t always mean deciding if you want to be a priest, be in a religious order or not. You can discern many vocations but sometimes it’s hard to know how to. Watch this short video that has useful tips in it.

How does a vocation start?

Just like our relationship with God is unique and personal, our calling from God is also unique and personal to each person. Some people may hear their calling from a very young age and some people may not hear their calling until much later in their life.

What is important is that we continue to have that conversation with God. As we know, prayer doesn’t need to use big fancy words, prayer is simply a chat with God and it can be done anywhere and at anytime.

Be patient. Trust in God. Talk to God and be open to listening to God.

Before you start the prayer, take a few minutes of silence in the form to allow people to have that conversation with God they may need to listen to their calling in life. Just be still and chat with God about anything that may be worrying you about your calling.

Let us pray…

You gift me with all the good gifts that make me the person you created me to be. Help me to know and find your will and to trust that you will help me to understand the path you call me to journey in life.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

This weeks scripture video is by Tom from the Briars and another special guest.

Let us pray…

Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd. You know each of us and You call us by name to serve You in faith. Help us to respond generously to Your voice.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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