THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Leader: Our Father Who art in heaven,
All: You have promised not to leave us orphans.
Send Your holy ministers of salvation
to give us the Spirit’s life
through the food of faith and charity.

Leader: Hallowed be Thy name,
All: Through Your chosen ministers filled with Your Holy Spirit,
may You be made known and loved by all people on earth.

Leader: Thy kingdom come,
All: And may it be built by Your faithful ministers
through the sanctity of their lives,
their burning zeal for Your glory,
and the salvation of all.

Leader: Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
All: Eternal Father, do not cease to provide Your Church
with Your holy ministers
who teach all people Your holy law.

Leader: Give us this day our daily bread,
All: The bread of grace which nourishes us through Your sacraments.
Enrich Your Church with chosen ministers
who bring Your sanctifying grace to all men and women.

Leader: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
All: Send Your people, Lord, chosen and faithful priests,
who by the sacrament of reconciliation
bring back to You numerous hearts in need of Your forgiveness.

Leader: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
All: Lord, if our sins have deprived us of Your friendship,
we ask You: send your ministers of mercy among us,
with personal zeal and sacrifice.
May they keep our souls from sin,
and lead us to sanctification and eternal salvation.

Amen.

Leader: Let us ask Mary, Mother of God, for priestly and religious vocations.
All: O Mother, awaken among the young generation
a willingness to serve God alone.
Implore for us numerous vocations for the priesthood and religious life.
O Mother, confirm the faith of all our lay brothers and sisters
that in every area of social, professional, cultural and political life,
they may work according to the truth.
Bless us all and assist us by Your prayers,
that we might live effectively the vocation
to which we have been called.

Amen.

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