Prayers for all Occasions, Needs, and Intentions
A collection of beautiful prayers for vocations
For Guidance In Career Choosing
lover of the young, the dearest friend I have, in all confidence I open my
heart to You to beg Your light and help in the important task of planning
my future. Give me the light of Your grace that I may decide wisely
concerning my future and be pleasing to You always. Amen.
For Vocations To Religious Life
Lord Jesus Christ, strength of those who leave all things and follow You,
raise up, we beg You, the vocations which the Church needs. Help our young
boys to understand the happiness which comes to the priest as he carries
on the work of Christ and brings God Himself to the altar for man. Inspire
them with a burning desire to share in this priesthood.
other young men to our brotherhoods, where in the holy life of religious
communities they may imitate Your virtues, carry on the educational,
charitable and apostolic works of Your Church and travel toward eternal
us, dear Lord, zealous and apostolic priests, dedicated and
self-sacrificing religious, brothers and sisters. Bless us abundantly with
workers who will generously spend themselves for the restoration of all
things in You and the glorification of Your heavenly Father, who, with You
and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen.
That A Child May Be A Priest Or Religious
mother, Mary, the greatest joy and honor of a parent is to train their
child, by word and example, to dedicate their entire life to loving your
Son, Jesus. All of us are called to this love by whatever vocation we
have. In the providence of God, I have been called to love God as a
parent, and with your help and intercession, my child has grown to know
and love God. I now pray that my child might have a vocation to serve God
in a special way by entering into His holy service.
do I give my child
(mention name here)
to God, for God freely gave
my child to me. And in His all-pervading love for us both, we will be
reunited in heaven. Let my child see the true values of living in holy and
constant communion with your Divine Son. Encourage in the heart of my
child a willingness to bear with any burden in order to love God more
faithfully, and to love everyone in the world for God's sake.
make my child worthy of a call from God to a special and total dedication
to God's family here on earth. I ask this of you, holy mother, only
because of my deep lover for your Son. Help me always to be a good example
in my home, so that my child can learn how God's love has been ever with
For A Religious Vocation
God, who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted
and live. Grant we beseech you through the intercession of the Blessed
Mary ever Virgin and all the saints, an increase of laborers for your
Church. 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, world without end. Amen.
For A Son In The Priesthood Or Seminary
blessed mother, you were the mother of the first priest. Now my own son
has pledged his life in imitation of Jesus. I will ever be
grateful to God for this blessing on our home. It is a joy for me to know
that you have been guiding my son through his life so that he would have a
generous and pure heart.
offer my prayers and sacrifices every day that my son will increase in
virtue. May he be God's instrument to lead many souls to the Sacred Heart
of Jesus and to a love of you, the mother of Jesus. Let my son always be
loyal to the teaching Church, obedient to his superiors, and sympathetic
to anyone in spiritual need.
Teach my son to be patient in adversity, courageous against temptation, chaste in his dedication, and generous in his love for God and the human race. Make me a worthy parent of a child dedicated to God. Amen.
Religious Vocation s
you call all who believe in you to grow perfect in love by following in
the footsteps of Christ your Son. May those whom you have chosen to serve
you as religious provide by their way a convincing sign of your kingdom
for the Church and the whole world.
Priestly Vocation s
O Lord, my God, You renew the Church in every age by raising up priests outstanding in holiness, living witnesses of Your unchanging love. In Your plan for our salvation You provide shepherds for Your people.
Fill the hearts of young men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer Your call generously. Give parent the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example.
Raise up worthy priests for Your altars and ardent but gently servants of the Gospel. Give the Church more priests and keep them faithful in their love and service. May many young men choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of Your people. Amen.