Prayer to God the Father for vocations

pray-042016-pixabayOur Father in Heaven,
you have promised that You will not leave us orphans.
Continue to be present among us
in the person of holy and sanctifying ministers.

Holy be Your Name,
through the ministry of the priests who
clothed of the priesthood of Christ,
make You known and loved
by all people.

Your kingdom come,
kingdom of truth and life,
kingdom of holiness and grace,
kingdom of justice and peace,
so that all creatures,
freed from the slavery of corruption,
can participate to the glorious freedom
of the children of God.

Your will be done on earth as in heaven
You want all people to be saved
and to reach the knowledge of truth.
Continue to send into your Church
sacred ministers
who would teach people the truth
which are the ways to heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.
Never leave lacking he who breaks the bread
of your Word and the Eucharist.

Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Send to your people priests who,
with the sacrament of Penance,
reconcile sinners with You and with the Church.

And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Forgive our sins,
remove from us the deserved punishment
and grant, for the preaching of our ministers,
every man listens to Your voice
who calls Him to love,
to do good and avoid evil.

Amen.
(United in Prayer pp.324-325)

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