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, you are the source of all that is good. We give you thanks for the bonds of love and friendship that we share with others. And we ask you to increase your gift of charity within us everyday. We offer our prayers for the intentions of those most dear to us entrusting them, and ourselves, to your loving care. Amen.