Prayers for Seminarians

 

A Prayer for a Seminarian

God our Father,
Thank you for calling [name] to prepare for priesthood. Grant him the grace to grow closer to You through daily prayer.

Help him form his personality as a credible witness to others. Bless him while he studies Your word and the teachings of the Church, and give him a generous heart to serve Your people.

We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our great High Priest.

Amen

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Prayer for Vocations 
(the prayer of the diocesan Office of Vocations)

Father, you call each of us by name and ask us to follow you.

Bless your Church by raising up dedicated leaders from our families and friends in the Diocese of Palm Beach who will generously serve your people as sisters, brothers, deacons and priests.

Inspire us as we grow to know you, and open our hearts to hear your call.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, Our Lord.

Amen.

 

Oración por Vocaciones

(el oración de Oficina de Vocaciones Diócesis de Palm Beach)

Padre, Tu nos llamas a cada uno
por nuestro nombre
y nos pides que Te sigamos.

Bendice nuestra Iglesia
en la Diócesis de Palm Beach,
escogiendo líderes entre
nuestras familias y amigos,
que sirvan generosamente a tu pueblo
como hermanas, hermanos, diáconos y sacerdotes.

Inspíranos para crecer y conocerte,
y abre nuestros corazones para escuchar
Tu llamado.

Pedimos esto en nombre de Jesús Nuestro Señor.

Amén

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Prayer to Know My Vocation
(prayer from Vianney Vocations)

 

Lord, I want to be happy in this life
and spend eternity with You in the life to come.

 
From the first moment of my existence,
You knew my vocation.
Please help me discover Your plan for my life.
 
Help me to know myself.
Help me to overcome my fears.
Help me to want what You want.
Help me to trust You completely.
 
Send Your Holy Spirit into my mind and heart
so I can see the gifts You have given me
and hear Your call to serve the Church.
Increase my desire to bring others to You
and to help them reach heaven.
 
Mary Most Holy, Mother of God,
pray for me, that I can discover my vocation
and have the courage to respond in faith.
Amen.

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Parents Prayer for Vocations
(prayer from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
 
Gracious and loving God
you have blessed us with the privilege of becoming Parents.
We ask that you provide us with all that we need
in accepting this awesome responsibility.
 
We pray that we will be open to your spirit
who is our source of strength
as we witness to our children
your love for each of them and your desire for them
to be happy and to live a full life.
 
We ask your help
so we may guide and encourage our children
to believe they have a special calling
and to use their gifts and talents for others.
 
We pray, Heavenly Father,
that our children will discover
and respond enthusiastically to your desire for them
whether it be to the vocation of single, married,
ordained or consecrated life.
 
We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus
through the grace of the Holy Spirit.
 
Amen.
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More Prayers from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB Prayers For Vocations

USCCB Oraciones Para Las Vocaciones