Prayer for Vocations
You have called me to life
and gifted me in many ways.
Through Baptism You have sent me
to continue the mission of Jesus
by sharing my love with others.
Strengthen me to respond to
Your call each day.
Help me to become all You desire of me.
Inspire me to make a difference in
Lead me to choose the way of life
You have planned for me.
Open the hearts of all to listen
to Your call.
Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that
we may have listening hearts and
the courage to respond to You.
Enkindle in my heart
and the hearts of others the desire
to make the world a better place
by serving You and Your people.
Prayer for Priests
No longer will I call you
servants, but friends:
For you know all things that I have done among you.
I will give you pastors according to my own heart.
And they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine.
Let us pray.
for your glory and our salvation,
you have appointed your Son
Jesus Christ eternal High Priest.
Guide those he has chosen
to be ministers of word and sacrament,
and help them to be faithful
in fulfilling the ministry they have received.
Grant this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Canticle of Mary
My soul proclaims the
greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has
done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever. Amen.