Prayers of the Faithful

 for May 12, 2019

 

  • On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, we pray for a new openness to priestly and religious vocations among Catholic youth.
  • For all Catholics struggling to discover their vocations, that they may find good spiritual directors to guide their discernment.
  • That those called to be priests from our own parish, especially those present today, may overcome doubt and fear and respond with courage to God’s call.
  • That those called to religious life from our own parish will not let fear of sacrifice deter them from pursuing holiness.
  • Through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, we pray for the grace of chastity for those called to celibacy as well those called to marriage.
  • That parents may be examples of holiness for their children and encourage them to listen to God’s call, especially in their teenage years.
  • For the deceased clergy and religious who have served our parish, that the Good Shepherd will welcome them into his kingdom with open arms.

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