Praying for our children is nothing new as parents. Praying for a child’s religious vocation is new and sometimes even difficult as it brings many changes to our lives and those of our families.
It’s important to remember that we are praying for the will of God in our child’s life which is leading them on a journey that may be unexpected, and often not what we as parents had thought our child’s life would look like.
Luke 18:16 says, Jesus calls His children to Himself, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them.”
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you and before you were born, I consecrated you, I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
CCC 2232: “Parents should respect the vocational call and encourage a child to follow it.”
CCC 2233: “Parents should welcome and respect with joy and thanksgiving the Lord’s call to one
of their children to follow him in virginity for the sake of the Kingdom in the consecrated life or
in priestly ministry.”