Prayers for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations Card

Prayer for Seminarians

Father, thank You for the generosity of our seminarians.
Safeguard them as they prepare for the priesthood.
Keep all evil far from them, so they may become strong Christian men who are faithful to prayer, diligent in their studies, open to spiritual direction, and docile to all aspects of seminary formation.
Above all, enflame their hearts with love so they will be ardent and gentle shepherds for Your Church.
We make this prayer through the great High Priest, Jesus Christ our Lord.
St. Charles Borromeo, patron of seminarians, pray for us.

A Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, You made each of us
to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.

 We ask that You inspire
young people whom You call to
the priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened
by the sacraments

We ask this through
Christ our Lord,


Children’s “Prayer to Know My Vocation”

God, my Father,
You created me with a specific purpose
for my life; this is my vocation.

By following Your plan,
I will be happy on Earth,
earn the reward of Heaven,
and help others do the same.

Please help me to hear,
understand, and follow
Your call with my whole heart,
especially when it seems most difficult.

Mary, Mother of God and my Mother,
pray for me to know and accept God’s will for my life.


Invisible Monastery

A very good collection of vocation prayers may be found at the Invisible Monastery: