Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

Lord Jesus, once you called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men.  Continue to let resound today your sweet invitation:  “Come and follow Me.” Grant to young men the grace of responding promptly to your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests and consecrated souls in their apostolic work.  Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling the ideal of a life of total consecration to your service. Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal.  Send, Lord, workers into your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of a lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel. Mary, Mother of the Church, model of vocations, help us say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to collaborate in the divine design of salvation.  Amen.

~Pope John Paul II

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