Loving God, source of life and goodness, we rejoice in the gift of your Son, who dwells constantly in our midst, revealing to us the splendor of your love. We pray that you will call to your service faithful followers of Jesus, who will offer themselves to the ordained ministry and the consecrated life. Imbued with your love and mercy, may they offer their lives generously to the Church as living witnesses of your love for all people.
Lord Jesus Christ, Master of the Harvest, the true light come into the world, grant a fruitful outcome to this Congress in a pastoral plan to increase workers for your harvest. We ask for grace to preach the Gospel and live the Gospel that brings hope of eternal life to every human being.
Holy Spirit, you open the heart and the mind to the Divine call; you make effective every impetus toward good, toward truth, toward charity. Bless this Congress, and inspire the faithful of North America with zeal and generosity to encourage and to support those whom you call to the ordained ministry and consecrated life, especially those who are friends or family members.
O Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, help those whom the Master invites to the service of the Gospel to echo your own trusting "yes" that the work of evangelization may inspire every tongue to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God.