Prayers of the faithful for Priests and Religious – #6 OPTIONS

Prayers of the Faithful for Priests and Religious
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Prayers of the faithful for Priests and Religious – #6 OPTIONS

Here are 6 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Priests and Religious, and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

Thanks to the varied option, all conceivable circumstances are accounted for. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time today to prepare for other aspects of the Mass.

OPTION #1

  1. For our Holy Father Pope Francis, that the Lord may continue to guide and strengthen him in leading the Church. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For all bishops, that they may be faithful teachers of the Gospel and wise shepherds of God’s people. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, that many generous souls may respond to God’s call. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For all priests, that they may be living icons of Christ the High Priest through their zeal, holiness of life, and loving service. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For all religious sisters, brothers and consecrated persons, that their witness of total self-giving may inspire others to deeper faith and holiness. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For all seminarians and those in formation for priesthood and religious life, that they may persevere with joy on the path to which they are called. Let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all ordained ministers, that they may be renewed in faith, hope and charity. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For priests who face loneliness, exhaustion or discouragement, that they may experience the Lord’s consolation and strength. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For religious communities devoted to prayer, that their hidden life of union with God may obtain abundant graces for the Church. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For priests and religious who minister among the poor and marginalized, that they may be signs of Christ’s compassion. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For all who are discerning a call to priesthood or religious life, that they may have the courage to say “yes” to the Lord’s invitation. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For vocations to the contemplative life of prayer, that there may be holy souls dedicated to this sublime calling. Let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. That the Lord may deepen the love and dedication of all priests for their sacred ministry and for the people they serve. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For religious brothers, sisters and priests in missionary lands, that the Lord may protect them and make their work fruitful. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That priests who have fallen away from the path of holiness and fidelity may experience the Lord’s mercy and return wholeheartedly to Him. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For cloistered religious communities, that through their hidden life of prayer and penance they may obtain graces for the holiness of priests. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That young people may be open to hearing and answering the Lord’s call to priesthood or the consecrated life. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. That parents and families may encourage and support the vocations to priesthood and religious life of their sons and daughters. Let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. For our spiritual fathers, the priests, that they may be living icons of Christ through their humility, charity and sacrificial love. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For men and women in consecrated life who serve the poor and marginalized, that their self-giving witness may draw many to Christ. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For fidelity and perseverance in all who have consecrated their lives to God through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For renewal and reform in religious communities and seminaries, that they may form faithful disciples and ministers after the Heart of Christ. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For the sanctification of clergy, that all priests and deacons may grow daily in personal holiness and zeal for souls. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For priests who face opposition, misunderstanding or persecution, that they may have courage and trust in the Lord’s love and providence. Let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. For the Holy Father and all successor of the apostles, that they may lead with wisdom, holiness, and zeal for the spread of the Gospel. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That the Lord may call many new laborers to work in His vineyard as priests, deacons and consecrated religious. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those preparing for ordination to the priesthood, that their formation in prayer, virtue and sacred doctrine may be deep and fruitful. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For priests who are elderly, sick or retired, that they may experience the loving gratitude of God’s people for their years of service. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For consecrated virgins, widows and hermits, that through their hidden lives of prayer and penance they may strengthen the Church. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. That religious orders devoted to works of mercy may renew their original spirit of serving Christ in the poor. Let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. That the Church may be continually renewed by an abundance of priestly and religious vocations from among our youth. Let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For fidelity to the Gospel and the demands of the consecrated life in all priests, brothers, sisters and consecrated persons. Let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the spiritual directors, confessors and formators who guide priests and religious, that they may have wisdom from the Holy Spirit. Let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That monastic and contemplative religious communities may flourish, providing a leaven of prayer and renewal for the whole Church. Let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For priests who are weighed down by the burdens of their ministry, that the Lord may be their strength and refreshment. Let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For vocations to religious life from among families, parishes and the lay faithful, that many may respond generously to this call. Let us pray to the Lord.

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