A Parent's Prayer for a Family Vocation

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O Merciful God, fulfill our desire that our home becomes the nursery of a vocation to the priesthood or the religious life, that our home be a seminary or novitiate filled with the Holy Spirit and productive of Christian virtue and that we may be God-fearing and pious parents to whom our child can after Thee trace his vocation.


Grant that we may never fail to utter the encouraging word influencing our children toward a consecrated life, thus cooperating in the Thy Divine plan.  Thou hast promised to reward a hundred fold and with everlasting life those who leave father and mother, brothers and sister for Thy sake and shalt also remember us who have given one of ours unto Thee.

Pour forth Thy Spirit abundantly upon our family, that at least one child from it, beholding this path that leads to perfection, will set foot upon in unafraid.  Holy Spirit, do Thou descend upon this chosen one.  Do Thou, Lord Jesus, dwell in that dedicated heart that it may comprehend the height the length, the breadth and the depth of Thy all consuming love.  Amen.


“For this child did I pray and the Lord hath granted me my petition, which I asked of Him.  Therfore, I also have lent him to the Lord all the days of his life.” I Kings, 1: 27,28.

“Every Christian mother and father, whatever their social status, must pray to God to make them worthy to have at least one of their children call to His Service.” Pope Pius XII

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