JOLIET DIOCESE VOCATION OFFICE
GENERAL INTERCESSIONS FOR VOCATION AWARENESS
Below are several sample intercessions for vocations that can be used in daily or Sunday Prayers of the Faithful:
1. For an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life in the Diocese of Joliet, that more men and women will respond with generosity to the call to serve God in religious vocations, we pray to the LORD.†
2. That men and women may find joy in sacrificing personal gain for the service of others in a Church vocation, we pray to the LORD.
3. That the LORD of the Harvest may open the hearts of our young people to the possibility of a life in priesthood or religious life, we pray to the LORD.
4. That parents, by their lives and example, may encourage Church vocations among their children, we pray to the LORD.
5. For all men and women who wish to follow Christ, that they may respond generously to Godís graces, trusting His leading them into His service as priests or religious, we pray to the LORD.
6. For Christian families, the source of religious vocations, that they may be prompted to encourage young people to rejoice in doing Godís will, we pray to the LORD.
7. That todayís youth may show generosity to Jesusí call and make wise decisions in choosing their vocation in life, we pray to the LORD.
8. For all young men of our parish who are making lifetime choices at this time, that they will include service to the People of God as a diocesan priest among their other options, we pray to the LORD.
9. For all parents of our parish, that they may instill a positive regard for the priesthood as a wholesome lifetime career path their sons might consider, we pray to the LORD.
10. For our young people, that they may find a joyful faith in their families, and encouragement to respond to a life of ministry and service, we pray to the LORD.
11. For a full appreciation of the gift of ministry within the Church, and for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we pray to the LORD.
12. For all candidates for priesthood in our diocese, that they may have the courage of their convictions and the generosity to act upon them if they believe in their hearts that God is calling them to priesthood, we pray to the LORD.
13. For all pastors and parish priests of our diocese, that they will recognize and invite to priesthood men of their parishes who have the aptitude for priestly service, we pray to the LORD.
14. For all priests, deacons, religious men and women, and all lay ministers who serve our Church and for those who are struggling to answer the call they are experiencing at this time, we pray to the LORD.
15. For the Diocese of Joliet, bishops, priests, religious and laity, we pray to the LORD.
16. For the Knights of Columbus and Serrans within our diocese, that they may be blessed for the assistance they give our bishops, seminarians, and vocation promotion efforts of our diocese, we pray to the LORD.
17. For all parishioners who have made a commitment to pray intensely for vocations, that their intercessory prayer for an increase of candidates for priesthood in our diocese will be fruitful for the Church and they will be blessed for their efforts, we pray to the LORD.
18. For Bishop J. Peter Sartain, for good health and fruitful ministry on behalf of the Church of Joliet, we pray to the LORD.
19. For the Parish Vocations Committees of our diocese, that they will grow in appreciation of the task entrusted to them, and that the seeds of awareness they plant will grow to maturity through prayer and care, we pray to the LORD.
20. That our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, will be blessed as he leads Catholics to lift up the world to God in prayer, we pray to the LORD.