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Prayer of Single People

Heavenly Father, after much prayer and reflection it is my belief that I can best serve you in the single state. Let me be true to my vocation to this life and never do anthing to sully it. As I freely give up the benefits of married life, I am aware that I also give up its difficulties and receive in turn the benefits of the single state. Enable me to appreciate the freedom at my disposal–from cares and concerns of spouses and children, from a highly structured life-style, and from the legitimate demands of family members.

Help me to make good use of the added time I have available. Inspire me to give of myself to others, to be an example to my married friends and a comfort to my single friends. May I ever realize that whether single or married our one concern should be to serve you each day and to serve others for your sake. Grant that I may be so attached to you that I may never feel lonely in my chosen state.

Source: The New Saint Joseph People’s Prayer Book 1993

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I have introduced the Catholic Single Vocation as a place to support and celebrate men and women who have chosen to live a single vocation in the Catholic Church. Follow the “About” link above to see a list of objectives that will guide contributions to this site. In coming months, at least seven topic areas will be developed under the list of categories on the right side of the page. These topic areas include:

  1. Single Vocation – general issues related to living a Catholic Single Vocation.
  2. Prayer – prayers that are particularly relevant for single people.
  3. Saints and Role Models – stories of single people who have been living examples of how to live the Catholic Single Vocation.
  4. Stewardship – options and suggestions for social justice.
  5. Support – stories of what men and women are doing to support each other’s Catholic Single Vocation.
  6. Events – upcoming conferences, events and retreats related to the Catholic Single Vocation.
  7. Commitment – ways that men and women can extend and/or consecrate their single vocation commitment to God.

Additional topic areas may be developed as well. If there is something else that you would like to know about, please let me know!

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