Perpetual Prayer for Priests / Seminarians / Vocations 72


#2001

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

**O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2002

Prayer for a Seminarian

May the Lord open your mind so that you might clearly hear His Holy Word, and from it, gain such wisdom and knowledge and strength as He sees fit to give to you.

May the Lord open your lips so that you might truthfully proclaim His Holy Word, and so bring the sweet sound of his truth to the ears of those who have been deafened by the din and clamor of this unbelieving world; that hearing the gentle whisper of His truth, they might ignore all other distracting noises and seek Him alone.

May the Lord open your Heart so that you might faithfully live out His Holy Word, and so by your life and your actions you might be fashioned into a well-lit lamp held by the Lord, shining the light of His truth into the darkness of this fallen world, so that those blinded by sin might see and follow the path which leads to our Lord’s forgiveness and mercy.
Amen.


#2003

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen**


#2004

Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2005

A Prayer for a Seminarian

God our Father,
Thank you for calling Tyborek to prepare for priesthood. Grant him the grace to grow closer to You through daily prayer.
Help him form his personality as a credible witness to others. Bless him while he studies Your word and the teachings of the Church, and give him a generous heart to serve Your people.

We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our great High Priest.
Amen


#2006

Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2007

Eternal God...
Bless your Church with holy and faithful priests,
deacons, brothers and sisters.

Give those you have called to the married state
and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world,
the special graces that their lives require.

Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in him,
with him and through him
we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully,
always and everywhere.

With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


#2008

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

**O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2009

For all priests with particular intentions for:

Fr. Anthony I. Cataudo, OP, Fr. Gabriel Mosher, OP and all the Dominican Order; Fr. Francis Xavier Suarez Ricondo, ORC, Fr. Jared Hood, SJS, Fr. Mark Wagner, Fr. Francis Arakal, OCD, Fr. Hamilton Suarez, Fr. Joseph Illo, Fr. John Peter Pragasam, Fr. Benny Kottarathil, Fr. Larry Guerrero, Fr. Tony Chocko (d. 2014), Fr. Manuel De la Cruz, Deacon Mr. Ken Ochinero and Deacon Mr. Ernie Ciccarelli.

"Prayer for Priests"

My God and Father in heaven, that night in the Garden, on the Mount of Olives, Your Son told Peter: " Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, who will promptly send more than twelve legions of angels to my defense?". ( Matt. 26:53 ).

Father, we ask You now: send twelve legions of angels with chalices of strength out into the Gethsemene of the Holy Church to defend and assist our priests, who, strengthened by the power and presence of these angels, may faithfully fulfill their priestly missions. Amen.

"Prayer for Vocations"

O God, who have chosen the apostles to make disciples of all nations and who by Baptism and Confirmation have called us to build up Your Holy Church, we earnestly implore You to choose from among us, Your children, many priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole heart and will gladly spend their entire lives to make You known and loved by all. Amen.

~ Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum ~ Chalice of Strength ]

"St. Dominics Blessing"

May God the Father Bless us, May God the Son heal us, May God the Holy Spirit enlighten us. Give us eyes to see with, ears to hear with and hands to do the work of God. Give us feet to walk with and a mouth to preach His words of love and salvation. May the angel of peace watch over us, and lead us at last by our Lords gifts to His Eternal Kingdom.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.


#2010

Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2011

God, I earnestly ask you to bless all the seminarians I've encountered and those who have asked me for prayers. Please help all those who are discerning their vocation, whether for the priesthood or religious life. Help them to realize Your will and have the courage to follow it. I pray that You will send more vocations to our congregations to replace the aging religious. I also ask Your blessing on all our deacons. In Jesus's Name. Amen.


#2012

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen**


#2013

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

**O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2014

Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for us!


#2015

Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2016

St. Boniface, pray for our priests and seminarians!


#2017

Serran Prayer for Vocations

O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2018

Blessed. Anne of St. Bartholomew, pray for our priests and seminarians!


#2019

**Serran Prayer for Vocations

**O God,
Who wills not the death of a sinner,
but rather that he be converted and live,
grant we beseech You,
through the intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
Saint Joseph, her spouse,
Saint Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ
to spend and consume themselves for souls,
through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen


#2020

Prayer for Seminarians and Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for these men, especially for Tyborek, whom You have called to discern priesthood. We beg Your continued blessings on our Diocese and families. Call forth even more men of generous spirit and fervent love whom You desire for this holy work. Amen.
St. Joseph, pray for us.


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