Prayer for Pope, Church & Vocations
Lord source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.
Lord, You told us that "The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few." We ask you to strengthen us as we follow the vocation to which You have called us. We pray particularly for those called to serve as priests, sisters, brothers and deacons: Those whom You have called. Those You are calling now, Those You will call. May they be open and responsive to the call.
Almighty God, have compassion on Your priests in today's world. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation. Keep them close to you lest the enemy prevail against them.
O Jeusus, keep them all close to Your heart and bless them abundantly. O Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many and holy priests.