Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, we turn to you in search of the peace that the world cannot give. Give us, we pray, true peace of heart and holy confidence as we strive to do your will. We thank you Lord for the gift you have given us, your children, the gifts we have already received from your hand and those you have prepared for us in the future so that we may serve you with peaceful hearts every day of our lives. Amen.