whose beautiful name signifies LIGHT,
by the light of faith
which God bestowed upon you
increase and preserve His light
in my soul
so that I may avoid evil,
be zealous in the performance
of good works
and abhor nothing so much
as the blindness and the darkness
of evil and sin.
Obtain for me,
by your intercession with God
perfect vision for my bodily eyes
and the grace to use them
for God’s greater honor and glory
and the salvation of souls.
Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr,
hear my prayers
and obtain my petitions.
O loving and gracious God, Father of all, you bless your people in every time and season and
provide for their needs through your providential care.
Your Church is continually in need of priests, sisters and brothers to offer themselves in the service
of the gospel by lives of dedicated love.
Open the hearts of your sons and daughters to listen to your call in their lives.
Give them the gift of understanding to discern your invitation to serve you and your Church.
Give them the gift of courage to follow your call.
May they have the spirit of young Samuel who found fulfillment in his life when he said to you,
"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening."
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.