The Our Father – to obtain vocations

Our Father in heaven,  you have promised us that you will not leave us orphans; send for our salvation and sanctification your holy ministers that they may give us the Spirit’s life through the food of faith and charity.

Holy be your name: through the ministry of your chosen ones, filled with your Holy Spirit, may you be made known and loved by people of all the earth.

Your kingdom come and may it be built by your faithful ministers with the sanctity of their lives and, burning with zeal for your glory and for the salvation of souls, may they lead all towards Christian perfection.

Your will be done on earth, as in heaven: Eternal Father, do not cease to provide your Church with holy ministers so that all peoples may follow your holy law.

Give us today our daily bread, the breat of your grace, which nourishes souls through the gift of your sacraments.  We beseech you to enrich your Church with chosen ministers, that they may bestow upon all souls your sanctifying grace.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.  Send, Lord, among your people, chosen and faithful priests who, with love and sanctity, uphold the Sacrament of reconciliation and lead to you numerous souls.

Do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from evil. If our sins have deprived us of your mercy, we beseech you: send ministers in the likeness of your Heart, and with the zeal and sacrifice of themselves, may they endeavour to keep souls from sins and lead them to perfect sanctification and salvation.

Amen.   So it be!

Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia

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