Prayer for vocation

Benedict XVI

O Father, raise up among Christians abundant and holy vocations to the priesthood, who keep the faith alive and guard the blessed memory of your Son Jesus through the preaching of his word and the administration of the Sacraments, with which you continually renew your faithful. Grant us holy ministers of your altar, who are careful and fervent guardians of the Eucharist, the sacrament of the supreme gift of Christ for the redemption of the world. Call ministers of your mercy, who, through the sacrament of Reconciliation, spread the joy of your forgiveness.

Grant, O Father, that the Church may welcome with joy the numerous inspirations of the Spirit of your Son and, docile to His teachings, may she care for vocations to the ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life. Sustain the Bishops, priests and deacons, consecrated men and women, and all the baptized in Christ, so that they may faithfully fulfill their mission at the service of the Gospel. This we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ,  let the light of Your Face and the tenderness of Your Heart  rest upon the men of our own parishes and families that you wish to call to the priesthood.

Grant that those whom You have chosen from among us may hear Your invitation and respond to Your call with generosity and courage.

For our part, we are resolved to welcome and support priestly vocations in our midst with gratitude, humility, and joy.

We promise to pray tirelessly for those whom You have set apart to preach Your Word, to offer Your Sacrifice, and to nourish, heal, and comfort our souls.

Confident that You have already heard our prayer, we entrust the future priests among us to the Immaculate Heart of Your Virgin Mother that, for each one, she may be a guiding star in the night
and, day by day, a perpetual help.

Love Crucified