Perpetual Prayer for Priests / Seminarians / Vocations 72


#1961

**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


#1962

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!

Amen.


#1963

**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


#1964

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.


#1965

**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


#1966

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.


#1967

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


#1968

Daily Prayer for a Seminarian

O Jesus, Eternal High Priest,

I offer You through Your Immaculate Mother Mary,

Your own Precious Blood, in all the Masses throughout the world, as petition for graces for all seminarians, Your future priests, especially for Tyborek.

Give them humility, meekness, prudence, and a burning zeal for souls. Fill their hearts with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Teach them to know and love the church, that they may always and everywhere speak, act, and think with her, the glorious spouse of Christ.

Teach them generosity and detachment from worldly goods; but above all, teach them to know You and to love the One and Only Eternal Priest. Good Shepherd of Souls, hear this my prayer for saintly priests.
Amen.


#1969

*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


#1970

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.


#1971

**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


#1972

Our Lady of Sorrow,
Give all priests and seminarians
a deep love and devotion to Jesus
in the Eucharist and to you,
their loving Mother.
Grant that every priest and seminarian
will daily spend one hour with Jesus in the Eucharist
and daily pray your most holy rosary!
Grant all priests and seminarians the gift of purity,
the gift of chastity
and the gift of the divine love of your Son.
May they proclaim the truth without fear,
with love and with courage!
We ask all of our prayers through the Tears
which you shed at the foot of the cross
of Jesus Christ your Son
who lives and reigns with the Father
and the Holy Spirit!

Amen!


#1973

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


#1974

O God, You sent Your Son, Jesus,
to bring eternal life to those who believe.
I join Him in praying for labourers for Your harvest.
May Your Holy Spirit inspire men and women
to continue his mission through Your priesthood,
diaconate, religious life and lay ministry.
May this same Spirit make known Your will for my life.

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.
Amen.


#1975

**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


#1976

THE PRAYER
FOR VOCATIONS
TO THE PRIESTHOOD
AND RELIGIOUS LIFE

Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world!
We humbly beg of Thee to manifest in Thy Church
the Spirit Whom Thou didst so abundantly bestow upon Thy 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
according to Thine own Heart!

O Mary, Mother of Jesus!
Obtain for fervent souls the grace to hear
and the courage to follow thy Divine Son
in the path of religious perfection.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

Queen of Virgins,
pray for us.
Amen.


#1977

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


#1978

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.


#1979

**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


#1980

Daily Prayer for a Seminarian

O Jesus, Eternal High Priest,

I offer You through Your Immaculate Mother Mary,

Your own Precious Blood, in all the Masses throughout the world, as petition for graces for all seminarians, Your future priests, especially for Tyborek.

Give them humility, meekness, prudence, and a burning zeal for souls. Fill their hearts with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Teach them to know and love the church, that they may always and everywhere speak, act, and think with her, the glorious spouse of Christ.

Teach them generosity and detachment from worldly goods; but above all, teach them to know You and to love the One and Only Eternal Priest. Good Shepherd of Souls, hear this my prayer for saintly priests.
Amen.


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