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 thank you for the good gifts that you have given us in our lives and particularly during this novena. We ask that you inflame our hearts with a desire to generously give ourselves to you and others. Please show us how we can use our unique gifts and talents to build up the body of Christ. We ask that you clearly reveal our next steps and give us the inspiration, courage and resources to do your will. Amen.