Prayers

Prayer for Vocations
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner – but rather that he be converted and live – grant that we beseech you – through the intercessions of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin – Saint Joseph, her spouse – Blessed Junipero Serra – and all the saints – an increase of laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls – through the same Jesus Christ – Your Son – Who lives and reigns with You – in the unity of the Holy Spirit – God forever and ever, Amen.

Prayer for the Perseverance of Vocations
O God, You have constituted Your only begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest for the glory of Your majesty and the salvation of mankind: grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His mysteries may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received.

Prayer for Priests
Divine Savior Jesus Christ, who has entrusted the work of your redemption, the welfare, and salvation of the world to priests as your representatives, through the hands of your most holy Mother and for the sanctification of your priests and candidates for the priesthood, I offer you this present day wholly and entirely, with all its prayers, works, joys, sacrifices, and sorrows. Give us truly hold priests who, inflamed with the fire of your divine love, seek nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.

And you, Mary, good Mother of priests, protect all priests in the dangers of their holy vocation and, with the loving hand of a mother, also lead back to the Good Shepherd those poor priests who have become unfaithful to their exalted vocation and have gone astray. Amen.

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