The following Daily Prayers for Priestly Vocations were written by Father Gray Bean, St. Patrick pastor and Chaplain for Knights of Columbus Council 10567.
We ask that you say these prayers daily so that God will bless us with more Priests and more men and women in all areas of religious life.
Daily Prayers for Priestly Vocations
Sunday Father, You call each one of us by name and ask us to follow You. Bless Your church by raising up dedicated and generous priests from our families and friends who will serve Your Church. Inspire them as they grow to know You, and open their hearts to hear Your call. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Monday Jesus, Lord of the harvest, Look with love on this portion of Your vineyard. Bless the Diocese of Birmingham with more priests to shepherd Your people, priests with hearts like Your own. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us. Amen.
Tuesday Heavenly Father, bless our Diocese with the grace of many vocations to the priesthood. Through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, grant to those You have called the willingness and generosity of spirit to give of themselves in devoting their lives and their talents to the service of our Lord and to His Church. Increase the faith of all within our diocese, and particularly the faith of those You have called and will continue to call. We ask this through Christ, Your Son. Amen.
Wednesday Almighty and eternal God, in Your unfailing love You provide priests for Your Church. We pray for those whom You call to serve the Church of Birmingham as priests. Inspire in them a generous response. Grant them courage and vision to serve Your people. May their lives and service call Your people to respond to the presence of Your Spirit among us, that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may announce glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth. Amen.
Thursday Loving God, You call all who believe in You to grow perfect in love by following in the footsteps of Christ Your Son. Call from among us more men who will serve You as Parish Priests. By their way of life, may they provide a convincing sign of Your Kingdom for the Church and the whole world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Friday Gracious and loving God, help the men of our parish to hear the call to serve in the Diocese of Birmingham as priests. Our needs are great and our people thirst for Your presence. Open the hearts of many, raise up faithful servants of the Gospel, dedicated, holy priests who will spend themselves for Your people and their needs. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saturday O Father, You desire all of us to be happy. Stir up the grace of a priest in the hearts of many men. men. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church. May more men go forth as priests to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better and love You more...and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.