Monday, June 12, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 9

A prayer for vocations by Pope John Paul II

9. For Openness to God’s Call

Lord Jesus, once you called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men. Continue to let resound today your sweet invitation:
"Come and follow me."

Grant to young men and women the grace of responding promptly to your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests and consecrated souls in their apostolic work. Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling the ideal of a life of total consecration to your service.

Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal. Send, Lord, workers into your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of a lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, model of vocations, help us say "yes" to the Lord who calls us to collaborate in the divine design of salvation. Amen.

-Pope John Paul II

About the Prayer for Priests Series

Spiritual Adoption of Priests through Opus Angelorum

More about the need to pray for priests, along with prayers.

Help one priest to receive graces from God through your prayers, and you help everyone with whom the priest has contact - actually and spiritually.