Father, in every generation you provide
ministers of Christ and the Church.
We come before you now, asking that you
call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese
in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide
your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament.
Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can
continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church,
strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ,
your Only Son.
Raise up, we pray,
men who are generous in their service,
willing to offer their lives and all their gifts
for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We make our prayer in the presence and power
of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.
Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations
November 1, 2005—October 31, 2006