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St. Patrick Catholic Church
Holy Orders

Prayer for Vocations

Almighty and eternal God,

In your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church.

We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church as priests and religious.

Inspire in them a generous response.

Grant them the courage and vision to serve your people.

May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may announce glad tidings to the poor and proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.

O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a Bountiful Harvest, send Your graces upon those you have called to gather the fruits of your labor; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth. Through the intercession of the  Most Blessed Virign Mary, all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant your Church's needs, through Christ our Lord.


Are you considering a religious vocation?

Visit the Archdiocesan Resource Page for Vocations here.

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