An invitation ~ Father I place myself in your presence now as I make this commitment that I believe your Son, Jesus, is calling me to make. Send your Holy Spirit upon me to help me to pray.

I worship you as Creator, God of heaven and earth, and I want to give you all the praise you expect from me.

My Lord Jesus, I want to follow your call. You have accomplished my salvation, and that of all the world, upon the Cross by the shedding of your blood. I accept that salvation.

You have died to take away the sins of the world. On the Cross, you bore all my sins, and your forgiveness is available to me. I confess my sinfulness. I claim that forgiveness, and I forgive all those who have ever offended me.

Jesus, it was out of love for all of us that you gave up your life. And you would have given it up out of love for me alone. I now accept that love.

I want you to be the Lord of my life in every possible way. I give you my understanding, my will, my spirit, my physical being, my possessions, my desires, my plans. I want to surrender to you completely. I desire a personal relationship with you as my Lord and Saviour.

I give you my cares, my worries, my fears, my hang-ups, all my difficulties, and I ask you to set me free.

Father, my faith is weak. I want to believe, but doubts cause me to hesitate. Grant me, I pray, through Jesus, your Son, the gift of divine faith. Sweep away all my doubts and give me that assurance that only your gift of faith can impart.

Father, your Son, Jesus, said that if we ask you anything in his name, you would faithfully grant it. (request your petition)  I ask you now in Jesus’ name to answer my prayer.

May all glory, all praise be to you, Father, all worship and honour, homage and blessing, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, reigning with you, one God, now and forever. Amen

“The Memorare was St Mother Teresa’s favourite prayer. It was one of her secret weapons especially in times of great need. When faced with difficult circumstances she would offer an “Express” Novena, nine Memorares in a row and prayed a 10th Memorare in thanksgiving that her prayers would be answered. Be edified by St Mother Teresa’s example that you too may have a deep confidence in Our Lady’s intercession for you.”

Memorare for Vocations

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection, implored thy
help, or sought thine intercession
was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Icon of Our Lady venerated in the Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

 

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