Perpetual Prayer for Priests / Seminarians / Vocations 72


#2021

**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


#2022

[quote="wild_thing, post:2020, topic:257063"]
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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Many thanks for your prayers! Now I'm priest!
I bless you +


#2023

[quote="Tyborek, post:2022, topic:257063"]
Many thanks for your prayers! Now I'm priest!
I bless you +

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Congratulations!!!! :extrahappy: I'm so glad to hear it! Continuing to pray for you as you start your ministry....God bless!

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Tyborek. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
Amen.


#2024

**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


#2025

Lord, You told us that
"The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few.
Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His harvest."
We ask You to strengthen us
as we follow the vocation to which You have called us.
We pray particularly for those called to serve
as priests, sisters, brothers and deacons:

Those whom You have called,
Those You are calling now,
Those You will call in the future.

May they be open and responsive to the call of serving Your people.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.


#2026

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


#2027

For Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ,
Saviour of the world,
we humbly beg of Thee to revive in Thy Church
that spirit which Thou didst
so abundantly bestow on the Apostles.
Call, we pray Thee,
very many to Thy priesthood
and to the religious life.
And may zeal for Thy glory
and the salvation of souls
inflame those whom Thou hast chosen,
may they be saints in Thy likeness,
and may Thy Spirit strengthen them.
O Jesus, give us priests and religious
after Thine own Heart!


#2028

**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


#2029

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, intercede for our priests and seminarians.


#2030

**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**


#2031

**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


#2032

0 Jesus, Good and Gentle Shepherd,
grant that the men and women from our community,
may have the grace and the courage to hear and answer Your call
to the priesthood and religious life.
Give them the wisdom to realize that life is a gift.
Let them realize their life is part of YOUR plan.
Call forth those You have chosen to spread the Gospel message,
and help them to freely respond to a life of service in the church.
May the parents and families of our parish,
support and encourage our young men and women to search for,
follow and answer the call of God in their lives.

Amen.


#2033

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


#2034

PRAYER TO ST. JOHN VIANNEY
CURÉ D'ARS
For Parish Priests

Dear Saint John Vianney,
your childhood dream was to be a Priest,
to win souls for God.
You endured years of toil and humiliation
to attain the Priesthood.
You became a priest truly after God's own heart,
outstanding in humility and poverty;
prayer and mortification.
Totally devoted to the service of God's people.
The Church has exalted you as model
and patron saint of all Parish priests,
trusting that your example and prayers
will help them to live up
to the high dignity of their vocation
to be faithful servants of God's people,
to be perfect imitators of Christ the Saviour
Who came not to be served but to serve,
to give His Life in ransom for many.

Pray that God may give to His Church today
many more priests after His own Heart.
Pray for all the priests under your patronage,
that they may be worthy representatives
of Christ the Good Shepherd.
May they wholeheartedly devote themselves
to prayer and penance;
be examples of humility and poverty;
shining models of holiness;
tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God;
zealous dispensers of God's Grace in the Sacraments.
May their loving devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist
and to Mary His Mother
be the Twin Fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry.

Amen.


#2035

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


#2036

O God,
Who has chosen the apostles to propagate the faith
and to establish His Holy Church through the world,
we earnestly beseech You
to bless this diocese
with many priests, brothers and sisters
who will love You with their whole strength
and will gladly spend their entire lives
in making You known and loved by all men.

Amen.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy,
Pray for us.

St. Joseph,
Pray for us.


#2037

**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


#2038

Prayer for Seminarians

O Lord Jesus Christ, great High Priest, I pray that You call many worthy souls to Your holy priesthood.
Enlighten our Bishop in the choice of candidates, the Spiritual Director in molding them, and the professors in instructing them.
Lead the seminarians daily in Your unerring footsteps;
so that they may become priests who are models of purity, possessors of wisdom and heroes of sacrifice;
steeped in humility and aflame with love for God and man; apostles of Your glory and sanctifiers of souls.

Amen.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.


#2039

**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


#2040

Heavenly Father,
since the time of the Apostles
you have inspired the Church
to commission certain members
to assist in a special way
in the pastoral mission of Christ.
Bless the deacons
and all other ordained
and non-ordained ministers
that they may be humble
and faith-inspired in their service.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.


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