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Prayer to Know my Vocation

Lord Jesus, I believe that you have created me for a special mission. From the moment I was conceived in my mother’s womb, you have been preparing my path to Heaven. Lord, show me your will for my life. Help me to trust you, no matter the cost. Help me to believe that I will be happiest in doing your will. Give me the grace to say yes to what you ask of me today, so that I can say yes to my vocation when it becomes clear to me. I make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Oracion Para Descubrir Mi Vocation

Señor Jesus, yo crea que Tú me has creado de forma especial para una misión en mi vida. Desde el momento que yo empecé a formarme en el vientre de mi madre, Tú has preparado el camino para que yo llegue al Cielo. Señor, enséname y muéstrame cuál es tu voluntad para mi vida. Ayúdame a confiar en ti, no importa a qué precio. Ayúdame a creer que seré más feliz al hacer tu voluntad. Dama la gracia de decir Si a lo que me tu me pidas hoy, para poder así decir Si a mi vocación. Hago esta oración en el nombre de Jesucristo nuestro Señor, Amen.

Prayer for Priests

Dear Lord,
we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, "Do whatever He tells you" (Jn 2:5). May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary's most chaste spouse. May the Blessed Mother's own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross. May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.

Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

Novena for Priesthood

Jesus, Good Shepherd,
You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church
and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of Your priests.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
grant to Your priests wisdom in leading,
faithfulness in teaching,
and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful, "Abba, Father!"
may Your priests be ever more closely identified with You in Your Divine Sonship
and offer their own lives with You,
the one saving Victim.

Make them helpful brothers of one another,
and understanding fathers of all Your people.

On this Pentecost Sunday,
renew in Your priests deeper faith,
greater trust in You,
childlike reliance on our Mother Mary,
and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Father and his bishops.

Holy Mary, intercede for your priests.
St. Joseph, protect them.
St. Michael, defend them.
St. John Vianney, pray for them.