Lord, your call to serve the young and the poor is also a call to lead.
Today, I answer your call.
I ask to be blessed by you and to be a blessing to others.
Open my mind to your wisdom for my own good and the good of all I serve.
Open my heart to your compassion for my own good and the good of all I serve.
May I use your gifts to be your presence, to inspire and support others,
to decrease when others must increase, to stand firm in what is right,
and to lead with faith, zeal, care and vigilance.
Saint John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.