There are many ways of praying for vocations. Our diocesan-wide prayer campaign is known as the “Voices of Mary,” and it entails saying a simple prayer for all vocations each day. In addition, a weekly hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament and/or a weekly Rosary for all vocations is suggested. Finally, throughout our day, we are invited to offer up our sufferings for an increase in vocations.
In families, schools, organizations, and parishes, shared prayers for vocations are an important part of showing our respect for all vocations. Whether including vocations intercessions in the daily Mass, or praying the Voices of Mary bookmark (right) as a family before bed, we share our value for vocations and discernment while also trusting that God may use our prayers as part of his divine plan.
Daily Vocation Prayers
Grant also that each particular vocation may serve to the others as an example of Christ’s love.
Bless our marriages, families, and single persons, and raise up from our homes those whom you desire to serve Your Son’s Church as priests, religious, and deacons. May their lives be always centered on our Eucharistic Lord, and may they be devoted sons and daughters of Mary, our Mother, in making You known and loved.
Jan. … our seminarians.
Feb. … our marriages.
Mar. … all religious women and men.
Apr. … our women and men in lay ministry.
May. … our priests.
Jun. … our deacons.
Jul. … everyone discerning a call from God.
Aug. … Pope Francis and our Bishop.
Sep. … our young people discerning a call.
Oct. … all lay consecrated women and men.
Nov. … all single women and men.
Dec. … our families.
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