The Good Shepherd, is the Gate of the Sheepfold, through whom we enter into the community of believers. On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations we turn to Jesus in prayer.
- For Pope Francis whom God has appointed as shepherd of the Universal Church, that he may continue to be a priest after the Heart of Jesus, revealing his mercy, compassion and love to everyone. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
- For Bishop Keenan, called to be shepherd of the diocese of Paisley, that, with the priests and deacons, he may be sustained by the Holy Spirit and be granted peace of heart and a great love for Jesus. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
- For young souls contemplating the possibility of God’s invitation to follow him in the priesthood, diaconate or religious life. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
- For those who died that the Good Shepherd will lead them into the Father’s home. Let us pray to the Lord. Grant this, almighty God.
- Let us pray to our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan: Hail Mary….
Father, we give you thanks for the gift of your Son, our Shepherd and Saviour and we ask your blessing that we remain faithful to him in all the circumstances of our lives. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.