Fearless Friday: Prayer for Vocations

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It’s no secret that we are are in dire need of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. That is why I am dedicating this day to pray for vocations. Praying for vocations is dear to my heart because, like I mentioned before, I spent time discerning a vocation to religious life with the Little Sisters of the Poor before discovering that my real vocation was marriage and family.

We need men and women who are witnesses to Christ and who are willing to dedicate their lives to Him. We need their dedication to the people of God and His Church, to the poorest of the poor, and the the weakest of the weak.

We also need parents who are willing to support their children who may have a vocation! As parents we need to be willing to talk about vocations.  We need to be bold and willing to encourage vocations when we see them in our young people!

To all you parents, let me ask you: Are you open to your child having a vocation to the priesthood or religious life?

Let’s pray together for vocations:

“Loving God, you call all who believe in you to grow perfect in love by following in the footsteps of Christ your Son. Call from among us more men and women who will serve you as religious. By their way of life, may they provide a convincing sign of your Kingdom for the Church and the whole world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

(Prayer found at the USCCB.)


  1. Yes, yes, yes! I am so open to it, in fact I pray all the time that if God wants William (or if I’m blessed with more) any future sons to be priests that He leads them down that path. Of course, I wouldn’t pressure them to become one but if the calling was there, I honestly couldn’t imagine anything that would make me happier!:)
    Praying for strong, Godly men for the priesthood and especially for my brothers Kelly and Sean who are in seminary now. Praying hard!!
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      That is wonderful!! I’ll join you in praying that little William has a vocation! Will also pray for your brothers and their vocations as they go through seminary. What a blessing to have two vocations come from your family!

      I am praying that Andrew has a vocation. Right now he says he can only be a priest if he can be a chef and a cowboy at the same time! LOL!

  2. amen amen amen..I joined in that prayer…and thank you for having us all come before our Father’s throne to pray for vocations…I have prayed to our Heavenly Father for not only my sons, but my daughter (even told the them I would love for them to become priests and a nun…they are not too interested,,lol..but hey,,if the Lord will’s it, He will soften their hearts to the call..just like St. Augustine..hallelujah!)
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thanks, Angela. I will pray for your children that whatever their vocation is: religious, married or single, that they become as holy and happy as they were created to be! 🙂

  3. AMEN!!!

    Praying for children, men and women dedicated to live & serve as witnesses for Christ!
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