Spiritual Reflections

Prayer for Vocations


We invite you to join together with us to pray for vocations—for women and men to serve God’s people as inclusive and welcoming priests.

Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood

Ever present God; open the hearts and minds of
all people, and inspire us to use the unique gifts
you have given us for loving service to each other.
We pray especially now, for those women whose
gifts are best suited to serve your Church as
ordained priests. Empower them with courage as
they answer your call and strengthen them for
humble service, great compassion, and insightful
wisdom. Support them through their ministries and
enlighten the leadership of your Church to practice
the equality that Jesus modeled to embrace all
women and men whom you have gifted for
sacramental service. Strengthen your Holy Spirit
within those you have chosen for priestly ministry.
May they answer your call and follow you with
generous hearts. We ask this in the name of
Jesus, who called Mary Magdalene and Phoebe –
as well as Peter and Paul – to be ministers in the
early Christian communities. Amen

(RCWP- Mary Ann Schottley 2009)



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