Prayer for Vocations – St Anthony of Padua

Teacher of the Gospel, light of holy Church, lover of souls, good St Anthony of Padua help us to have a true and solid devotion to you, and to imitate your life and work for God and souls.

Grant us a greater love for Holy Scripture, the source of your wisdom.

Be to us a teacher of the ways of God and of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Light our hearts with the flame of love, the fire of divine charity, that we may love our merciful Father in heaven; that the King of kings, as you said, may reign in our hearts and purify them of all evil; that we may love our neighbour as you commanded.

May the example of your chastity, your spirit of prayer, make us faithful to the vows of our baptism, to the vows of marriage or of religious life.

Guide us so that we may live with you the Gospel of Christ and grow with you in Him.

Pray that the spirit of the Gospel may reach all nations, beginning with ourselves.

Pray that the spirit of Christian love and unity may fill the people of God, and bring all His children together again as one flock with one Shepherd.

Amen.

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