O Father, raise up among Christians numerous and holy vocations to the priesthood,
to keep the faith alive and guard the gracious memory of your Son Jesus through the
preaching of his word and the administration of the Sacraments, with which you continually
renew your faithful.
Give us holy ministers of your altar, who are careful and fervent guardians of the
Eucharist, the sacrament of the supreme gift of Christ for the redemption of the
world. Call ministers of your mercy, who, through the sacrament of Reconciliation,
spread the joy of your forgiveness.
Grant, O Father, that the Church may welcome with joy numerous inspirations of the
Spirit of your Son and, docile to His teachings, may she care for vocations to the
ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life.
Sustain the Bishops, priests and deacons, consecrated men and women, and all the
baptized in Christ, so that they may faithfully fulfil their mission at the service
of the Gospel.