Pray for vocations


#1

Please pray

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see’
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen


#2

I pray daily for more vocations!


#3

We join in this prayer with you.

God bless all!!!


#4

Vocations: ‘follow me’
God, please increase vocations to the priesthood and to religious service that meet generous, faithful commitment. Let those You call, recognise Your invitation that is felt in questioning moments and is apparent in the needs of the Church and society.

Some fail to listen to Your call because they have their own life-plan, and the price of following Yours appears too high. Please assure them that only along the narrow road of prayer and loving service, is found the enduring happiness and peace that they seek.

Give them light to recognise Jesus’ call of ‘follow me’ and generosity and wisdom to consolidate their decision as they seek further direction.

Lead them into the apostolate in which You desire to employ their abilities and potential, and grant them fidelity and trust.

Make Christ’s love the reality of their lives, in love that is humble and forgiving, prayerful and self-giving, in love that is perceptive, wise, and detached, in love that is vibrant and grateful.

Dear God, please hear this prayer so that souls will not fall unharvested for lack of worthy labourers. We thank You for the gifts of Your priests and religious to countless generations of Your people.


#5

Loving God,

We pray that your loving call will be received and responded to by many of your people to serve as priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, and all needs of your Holy Church. This special call is a true blessing for the people of God and is a treasure and a joy for those who hear and respond to the Lord in this very important calling. Please bless all whom you call to service, and help their families and supporting networks to be strong and supportive for them while they go through the process of discernment and instruction before coming into the fullness of service to your people. Please bless your Holy Church with individuals of great faith, hope, competence, and joy in carrying out your missions among your people.

We pray in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Amen.


#6

Mt 9:37-38

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; *pray*
therefore the Lord of harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.


#7

[quote="Gwyn, post:1, topic:141971"]
Please pray

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.

We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,

which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see'
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women

who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,

who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen

[/quote]

Amen!


#8

[quote="Trishie, post:4, topic:141971"]
Vocations: ‘follow me’
God, please increase vocations to the priesthood and to religious service that meet generous, faithful commitment. Let those You call, recognise Your invitation that is felt in questioning moments and is apparent in the needs of the Church and society.

Some fail to listen to Your call because they have their own life-plan, and the price of following Yours appears too high. Please assure them that only along the narrow road of prayer and loving service, is found the enduring happiness and peace that they seek.

Give them light to recognise Jesus’ call of ‘follow me’ and generosity and wisdom to consolidate their decision as they seek further direction.

Lead them into the apostolate in which You desire to employ their abilities and potential, and grant them fidelity and trust.

Make Christ’s love the reality of their lives, in love that is humble and forgiving, prayerful and self-giving, in love that is perceptive, wise, and detached, in love that is vibrant and grateful.

Dear God, please hear this prayer so that souls will not fall unharvested for lack of worthy labourers. We thank You for the gifts of Your priests and religious to countless generations of Your people.

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Amen!


#9

[quote="jhash1, post:5, topic:141971"]
Loving God,

We pray that your loving call will be received and responded to by many of your people to serve as priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, and all needs of your Holy Church. This special call is a true blessing for the people of God and is a treasure and a joy for those who hear and respond to the Lord in this very important calling. Please bless all whom you call to service, and help their families and supporting networks to be strong and supportive for them while they go through the process of discernment and instruction before coming into the fullness of service to your people. Please bless your Holy Church with individuals of great faith, hope, competence, and joy in carrying out your missions among your people.

We pray in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Amen.

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Amen!


#10

+ Prayer For Vocations +
His Holiness Pope John Paul II

“Mary, humble servant of God Most High, the Son to whom you gave birth has made you the servant of humanity.
Your life was a humble and generous service.
You were servant of the Word when the angel announced to you the divine plan of salvation.
You were servant of the Son, giving him life and remaining open to his mystery.
You were servant of Redemption, standing courageously at the foot of the Cross, close to the Suffering Servant and Lamb, who was sacrificing himself for love of us.
You were servant of the Church on the day of Pentecost and with your intercession you continue to generate her in every believer, even in these our difficult and troubled times.

Let the young people of the third millennium look to you, young daughter of Israel, who have known the agitation of a young heart when faced with the plan of the Eternal God.
Make them able to accept the invitation of your Son to give their lives wholly for the glory of God.
Make them understand that to serve God satisfies the heart, and that only in the service of God and of his kingdom do we realise ourselves in accordance with the divine plan, and life becomes a hymn of glory to the Most Holy Trinity.

Amen.”

From the Vatican, 16 October 2002


#11

Vocations: ‘follow me’

Our God, please increase vocations to the priesthood and to religious service that meet generous, faithful commitment.

Let those You call, recognise Your invitation that is felt in questioning moments and is apparent in the needs of the Church and society. Some fail to listen to Your call because they have their own life-plan, and the price of following Yours appears too high. Please assure them that only along the narrow road of prayer and loving service, is found the enduring happiness and peace that they seek.

Give them light to recognise Jesus’ call of ‘follow me’ and generosity and wisdom to consolidate their decision as they seek further direction. Lead them into the apostolate in which You desire to employ their abilities and potential, and grant them fidelity and trust.

Make Christ’s love the reality of their lives, in love that is humble and forgiving, prayerful and self-giving, in love that is perceptive, wise, and detached, in love that is vibrant and grateful.

Dear God, please hear this prayer so that souls will not fall unharvested for lack of worthy labourers. We thank You for the gifts of Your priests and religious to countless generations of Your people.


#12

[quote="Trishie, post:11, topic:141971"]
Vocations: ‘follow me’

Our God, please increase vocations to the priesthood and to religious service that meet generous, faithful commitment.

Let those You call, recognise Your invitation that is felt in questioning moments and is apparent in the needs of the Church and society. Some fail to listen to Your call because they have their own life-plan, and the price of following Yours appears too high. Please assure them that only along the narrow road of prayer and loving service, is found the enduring happiness and peace that they seek.

Give them light to recognise Jesus’ call of ‘follow me’ and generosity and wisdom to consolidate their decision as they seek further direction. Lead them into the apostolate in which You desire to employ their abilities and potential, and grant them fidelity and trust.

Make Christ’s love the reality of their lives, in love that is humble and forgiving, prayerful and self-giving, in love that is perceptive, wise, and detached, in love that is vibrant and grateful.

Dear God, please hear this prayer so that souls will not fall unharvested for lack of worthy labourers. We thank You for the gifts of Your priests and religious to countless generations of Your people.

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Amen!


#13

Amen.


#14

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see’
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your Holy Church. Teach them to serve you is to reigh: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our young people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

May the most just, the most lovable, and the Most High Will of God be done, be fufilled, be praised, and exalted in all things forever. Amen.


#15

#16

Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
AMEN

Hail Mary full of Grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death
AMEN

In the Name of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, AMEN
:highprayer::signofcross:


#17

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see'
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your Holy Church. Teach them to serve you is to reigh: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our young people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

May the most just, the most lovable, and the Most High Will of God be done, be fufilled, be praised, and exalted in all things forever. Amen.


#18

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see'
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen


#19

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see’
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your Holy Church. Teach them to serve you is to reigh: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our young people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

May the most just, the most lovable, and the Most High Will of God be done, be fufilled, be praised, and exalted in all things forever. Amen.


#20

God of creation, in baptism you called each one of us by name to be your children.
We give you thanks and praise for this gift.
May the Good News of Jesus Christ,
which inspired the first disciples to 'come and see’
continue to speak to our world today.
Bless the Archdiocese with men and women
who will answer your call to speak your Word
as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ,
who is your Son, and our Lord and Brother forever and ever.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your Holy Church. Teach them to serve you is to reigh: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our young people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

May the most just, the most lovable, and the Most High Will of God be done, be fufilled, be praised, and exalted in all things forever. Amen.


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