Serra Council of Australia New Zealand and the South Pacific

Prayers for Vocations

Serra Prayer for Vocations

O God, Who wills not the death of a Sinner but rather, that he be converted and live, grant, we beseech You, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra and all the saints, an increase of labourers for your Church, fellow labourers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen

 

Prayer for the Perseverance of Vocations

O God, You have constituted your only-begotten Son Supreme and Eternal Priest for the glory of Your Majesty and for the salvation of mankind. Grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His Mysteries may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received.  We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you do we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions but, in your mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.
Our Lady, Help of Christians. Pray for us
Mary, Mother of Vocations. Pray for us
Blessed Mary MacKillop. Pray for us
Blessed Junipero Serra. Pray for us

 

Serra "31 Club" - Daily Prayer For Vocations

Heavenly Father, help us respond to, and live out, our mission in the Church. Help all your people to know their vocation in life and assist them to prepare for it. For your greater glory and for the service of your people, call many to be Priests and Religious. Give those whom you call the grace to respond generously and to persevere faithfully. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

General Christian Vocation Prayers

God of all creation, through Baptism, You gift us with new life.
You call each of us to live that life in a unique way
so that we may truly become the witness of Your love.
Bless all those you call -
all single and married people,
all priests and deacons,
all sisters and brothers.
May we all become builders of Your Kingdom and sacraments of Your Love
as we live out the mission of Jesus Christ through living our vocational call.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Gracious God, Source of all life,
by our Baptism, you call us by name and invite us to fullness of life in You.
Bless each of us as we respond to your call to follow the other Son.
May we encourage and support one another in discerning and living out our
Christian Vocation.
Help us foster a culture of vocations in which your seed will bear much fruit.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

(Diocese of Wollongong, Vocations Congress, 2006)

 

Parish Prayer for Priests, Deacons and Religious

Gracious and loving God,
we come before You today humbly asking for Your blessing.
Through Jesus, you invited us to ask for workers in Your vineyard.
Look with favour on our parish and bless us with men and women who respond generously to Your call to priesthood, to diaconate and to religious life.
Bless us with generosity to encourage and support these people.
Help us all to be good and faithful witnesses to Your love,
and especially bless those called to leadership in our Church.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus, our priest, prophet and king. Amen.

 Prayer for Guidance of Young People

God the Father, author of our lives,
Christ the Good Shepherd, High Priest of the Church,
God the Holy Spirit, source of wisdom and understanding,
guide young people as they discern their vocation.
Give them the wisdom to discover Your plan for them,
and courage to embrace your will.
Give to the Church wise and holy priests and religious sisters and brothers,
so that Your Gospel may be taken to the ends of the earth,
Your flock be built up in faith, hope and love,
and Your name be praised without ceasing. Amen.

(Archdiocese of Sydney, 2006)

 Prayer for Priests 

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Your priests under the shelter of Your Sacred Heart. Keep ustained their annointed hands which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips purple with Your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and holy their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of Your Glorious Priesthood.
Let Your Holy Love surround them and shield them from the world of corruption.
Bless their labours with abundant fruit and may all to whom they minister here below be their joy and consolation and, in Heaven, their beautiful and everlasting crown.    Amen.

(Prayer by kind permission of Confraternity of Christ the Priest)

Vocations Prayer of Diocese of Broken Bay 

Gracious God, You call us, your disciples in Broken Bay, to be the face of Jesus to the world, to care and evangelise in His Name.
Through Your Spirit, you call us all , single and married, to serve You in many forms of Chritian discipleship.
We ask You, particularly at this time, to call forth individual believers to serve Your disciples in Broken Bay in our lay ecclesial ministries, in religious life, in diaconate and in priesthood.
May we be a Church where generosity, dedication and passion are called forth and nurtured.
May we be a Church where we can listen for Your voice in a noisy worldand respond in faith and hope.
We ask this through the Good Shepherd who laid down His Life for His sheep, Christ Our Lord.         Amen

 

 

  

 

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