Monday, January 18, 2010

Prayer For Vocations To Religious Life

O Lord Jesus Christ, strength of those who leave all things and follow You, raise up, we beg You, the vocations which the 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 this priesthood.

Call other young men to our brotherhoods, where in the holy life of religious communities they may imitate Your virtues, carry on the educational, charitable and apostolic works of Your Church and travel toward 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 You and the glorification of Your heavenly Father, who, with You and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen.

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