25 February, 2015

Winter Ember Days - i

First Winter Ember Day.
Please do pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.

A prayer for vocations to the Sacred Priesthood -

Eternal Father,
You renew the Church in every age
by raising up priests outstanding in holiness,
living witnesses of your unchanging Love,
and faithful shepherds for your people.
Fill the hearts of young people

with the spirit of courage and love
that they may answer your call generously. 
Give parents the graceto encourage vocations
by prayer and good example.
Raise up worthy priests for your altars 

and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. 
Give the Church more priests
and keep them faithful in their love and service.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ,
your Son and eternal High Priest. Amen.

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