O God, Our Father,
You have called us in Baptism,
to follow Your Son
through lives of living service
to You and to one another.
Grant us Your assistance
as we seek to live out our vocation in life.
We pray especially for those
who have answered Your call as priests,
brothers, sisters, and deacons.
Keep them faithful in following Your Son,
and dedicated in serving You,
in their brothers and sisters.
Grant that many more men and women
will be open to the challenge
of dedicating their lives
in the ministry of building Your Kingdom.
Jesus, High priest and Redeemer,
we ask You to call men and women
to Your service as priests and religious.
May they be inspired
by the lives of dedicated priests, brothers and sisters.
Holy Spirit, give to parents the grace of generosity
and trust toward You and their Child,
so that their sons and daughters
may be helped to choose their vocation in life
with wisdom and freedom.
We ask all of this through Christ, Our Lord.