“I am but a crooked piece of iron, and have come into religion to be made straight by the hammer of mortification and penance.”
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Prayer for Priestly Vocations
Father, in every generation you provide your Church with holy priests.
I come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve your church in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us good and holy shepherds who will lead and guide your people to the fullness of life.
Bless us with priestly vocations since we are a Church of the Eucharist.
Bless us with priestly vocations since we are a people in need of reconciliation.
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.