Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, strength of those who leave all things and follow Thee, raise for us, we beseech Thee, the vocations which Thy Church needs. Help our young boys to understand the happiness which comes to the priest as he carries on the work of Christ and brings God, Himself, to the altar for man. Inspire them with a burning desire to share in the priesthood. Call other young men to our brotherhoods and young women to our sisterhoods, where in the holy life of religious communities, they many imitate Thy virtues, carry on the educational, charitable and apostolic works of They Church and travel the open road to eternal bliss. Give us, Dear Lord, zealous and apostolic priests, dedicated and self-sacrificing religious, brothers and sisters. Bless us abundantly with workers who will generously spend themselves for the restoration of all things in Thee, and for the glorification of Thy Heavenly Father, Who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, forever and ever. Amen.