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Vocations Statement from the Serra Bangkok Convention

There are vocations which manifest themselves-
They must be fostered.

There are vocations which are not conscious of themselves-
They must be awakened.

There are vocations which do not dare manifest themselves-
They must be found and encouraged.

There are vocations which are in fear of being lost-
They must be reassured.

There are vocations which meet with opposition-
They must be strengthened.

There are vocations which are paralyzed by poverty-
They must be helped financially.

Vocations

Listen to personal testimonials from seminarians regarding their religious vocations.

Visit the website for the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

Visit the USCCB vocations webpages

For additional links to Vocations Resources visit our Links page.

Vocations Prayers

Serran Prayer for Vocations
Family Prayer for Vocations
Prayer for Priests from the Diary of St. Faustina
Knights of Columbus Prayer for Vocations
Prayer for Vocations, by Rev. Michael J. Sinor
Oracion Por Las Vocaciones, by Rev. Gerald J. Walsh
Prayer for Vocations, by Rev. Thomas J. Valenti
Prayer for Vocations from the Diocese of Dallas
Prayer for Vocations We praise you for your goodness...
Prayer for Vocations God our Father, you will men and women to be saved...
Yahweh Prayer
Potter Prayer
Vocation Prayer, by Cardinal Bernardin
Prayer for Vocations from St. Mark's Church, Plano, TX
Serran Prayer for Vocations
O 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, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junípero Serra and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for your Church, fellow 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, God forever and ever.
Amen.

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Family Prayer for Vocations
We praise you, O God, and we thank you for calling us to be members of this family.
Help us each day to grow in wisdom, love, and forgiveness as we seek to do your will.
Show us ways to reach beyond our home to those who need our care.
Guide the members of our family in choosing and being faithful to their vocation.
Let our hearts be open to your invitation to follow your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as a priest or religious.
Give us the faith and willingness to know You better, to love you more, and to serve you forever.
Amen

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Prayer for Priests from the Diary of St. Faustina
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church:
Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness.
O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests.
May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things.
Amen

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Knights of Columbus Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, bless Your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.
Give those You have called to the married state and those You have chosen to live as single persons in the world the special graces that their lives require.
Form us all in the likeness of Your Son so that in Him, with Him and through Him we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations, by Rev. Michael J. Sinor
O God, send your Spirit, that we may hear and recognize your voice in the deepest part of our beings. Give us the courage and strength to respond with the gift of our whole lives in witness to the person of Jesus Christ and the good news of the Gospel.
Amen

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Oracion Por Las Vocaciones, by Rev. Gerald J. Walsh
Senor de vida, Jesus resucitado, ven al corazon de los que no las llamado a servite. Deja que tu amor y tu paz los straigan suavemente hacia ti y llenes sus corazones de alegria. Permite que descubran la alegria immensa de servite a ti y a tu Iglesia.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations, by Rev. Thomas J. Valenti
God of love, your Spirit dwells in our hearts. Inspire more persons of faith to serve your Church through vowed religious life, deaconate and priesthood. Guide parents, families, and friends to encourage them to embrace the vocation to which you call them.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations from the Diocese of Dallas
O my God, you who are the source of faith and courage in my life, send your Holy Spirit to inspire and direct the hearts and minds of our young people today to enable them to answer your call to a religious vocation.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations
We praise you for your goodness, we thank you for your gifts, O Lord.
We ask you to strengthen us to live in love and service to others after the example of your Son, Jesus.
Help us to see our vocations as a journey toward you.
You have called us, not to set us apart, but to bring us together with others who need our love.
Make us faithful signs of your presence in our midst.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations
God our Father, you will men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of your truth.
Send workers into your great harvest that the Gospel may be preached to every creature,
and your people, gathered together by the word of life and strengthened by the power of the sacraments,
may advance in the way of salvation and love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen

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Yahweh Prayer
Loving God, you have loved me into life, that in turn I might listen and respond to whatever you ask of me.
Your desired response sounds so simple and yet it is so difficult, "to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with you."
Help me to discover how best to respond to all that you desire.. in me, for me, and from me.
This is all you ask. This is all I desire.
Amen

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Potter Prayer
Creator God, life is your gift to me.
Through Baptism, you invite me to share the gift of my life in service to others.
Be with me as I choose each day to show your presence in our world.
Give me the courage and generosity to respond to your love, to your call.
I pray especially for those who serve you as priests, brothers, sisters, deacons and lay ministers.
Keep them close to you.
Open the minds and hearts of other men and women that they may accept your challenge to build the Kingdom.
Amen

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Vocation Prayer, by Cardinal Bernardin
O Lord of the harvest, your Word finds a home in our hearts, calls us to community,
and invites us to generous service of the human family.
Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people, called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.
May many choose to respond in public service to your call offered in Jesus" name.
Amen

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Prayer for Vocations from St. Mark's Church, Plano, TX
O God, you so loved the world that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, Jesus, to be our Savior. We now ask you, the Master of the Harvest, to send workers into the harvest for the harvest is great but the workers are few. Bless the vineyard of the world with priests and religious who will teach in your Son's name, walk in His footsteps and break bread in His memory.
Amen.

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