Prayer for Direction in the Choice of a State of Life

O Almighty God, whose wise and amiable providence watches over every human event, be Thou my light and my counsel in all my undertakings, particularly in the choice of a state of life. I know that on this important step my sanctification and salvation in great measure depend. I know that I am incapable of discerning what may be best for me; therefore, I cast myself into Thy arms, beseeching Thee, to direct by Thy grace every moment and action of my life to the glorious end of my creation.
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I renounce most sincerely every other wish than to fulfill Thy designs on my soul, whatever they may be, and I beseech Thee to grant me that grace which, by imbibing the true spirit of a Christian, will enable me to qualify myself for any state of life to which Thine adorable Providence may call me.
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O my God, whenever it may become my duty to make a choice, do Thou be my Light and my Counsel, and mercifully make known to me the way wherein I should walk, for I have lifted up my soul to Thee. Preserve me from listening to the suggestions of my own self-love, or worldly prudence, in prejudice to Thy holy inspirations. Let Thy good Spirit lead me into the right way, and let Thine adorable providence place me, not where I may naturally feel inclined to go, but where all things may be most conducive to Thy glory and to the good of my soul.
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Mary, mother of Good Counsel, Seat of Wisdom and Help of Christians, pray for me.

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