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.
Hallowed be Thy name,
Through Your chosen
ministers filled with Your Holy Spirit, may You be made known and loved
by all people on earth.
Thy kingdom come,
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.
Thy will be done on
earth, as it is in heaven.
Eternal Father, do not
cease to provide Your Church with Your holy ministers who teach all
people Your holy law.
Give us this day our
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.
And forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
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.
And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil.
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.
Let us ask Mary, Mother
of God, for priestly and religious vocations.
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.