VOCATIONS

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    Diocese of Arlington 
    Vocations Prayer

    Heavenly Father, Lord of the harvest, call forth 
       vocations to the priesthood and consecrated 
       life from our diocese and our families. 

    Inspire men to imitate Christ the Eternal High
       Priest in sacrificial service to Your Church.

    Move the hearts of men and women to offer
       themselves wholly to You in poverty, chastity, 
       and obedience.

    Send them as laborers for Your harvest. Inspire
       the faithful to support them with prayer and
       sacrifice.

    Raise up holy families who foster openness 
       to Your call. We ask this through Christ, Our 
       Lord. Amen.

    Mary Immaculate, pray for us. 
    St. Thomas More, pray for us. 
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

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    Daily prayer to 
    Discover my Vocation

    Heavenly Father, if it be Your holy will that I am
    called to the vocation of marriage, please protect
    my future spouse. Keep them holy and pure so that
    when in Your Divine providence You bring us together,
    we may discover and foster the love You have always
    intended for us to share, even from the beginning of
    time. Then, through our marriage, may we faithfully
    witness that love to the world each and every day
    of our lives.

    But Lord, if it be Your will that I am called to another
    vocation in the Church, then place holy people in my
    life to assist me along this path, not telling me what I
    should do, but guiding and encouraging me every step
    of the way, so that I may become the faithful
    instrument of Your grace for the souls You have
    entrusted to my care.

    I ask this through the intercession of our Blessed
    Mother Mary, and in the name of Your Son our
    Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You 
    and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever.
    Amen.

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    Children's Vocation prayer

    Jesus, I know that You love me.
    I love You very much. 
    In Baptism, You made me a child of God
    and called me to be close to You always. 
    Teach me how to talk to You, 
    how to listen to You, 
    and how to follow You.
    May everything I do lead me to You. 
    Bless religious sisters and brothers and priests, 
    who follow You with their whole lives.
    Bless my family and all families.
    Keep them close to Your heart. Amen.

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    Vocation Prayer for parents

    O Lord, we give you thanks for the sons and 
    daughters you have given us in life. Help us 
    as parents to be good examples of Faith, 
    Hope, and Love in their formative years.
    May we be a guiding light in helping our
    children follow you, Lord.

    Help us to encourage each of our children
    to discover and be faithful to their unique 
    vocation, whatever You call them to be.
    And if You should choose one of our own to be
    a priest, sister brother or deacon, make us
    grateful and supportive of their faithfulness to
    You in loving service to others. We ask this
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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    A mother's prayer for priests

    Dear Heavenly father,
    Today I offer you
    all the work and rest,
    all the trial and triumph,
    all the sorrow and joy,
    of my vocation as a mother,
    in honor and thanksgiving,
    and for the benefit
    of Your holy priests.

    Striving to be holy,
    I unite myself with Mary,
    our Blessed Mother,
    in giving all I have to You
    for Your holy priests.

    Please keep them
    strong and faithful,
    pure and holy,
    and always in Your will.
    Amen.

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    St. Therese Society
    Prayer for Vocations

    God our Father, through the Immaculate Heart
    of Mary, I ask You to bless and strengthen the
    spiritual renewal and vitality of all priests and
    consecrated religious so that Your Church may
    shine with greater splendor and bear witness to
    Your presence in our world today. Please inspire
    many men and women to respond to Your Son's
    call to "Come, follow Me. " I ask this in Jesus' Name.
    Amen.

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    ST. THERESE SOCIETY 
    children's prayer

    Lord Jesus, You have called these men and women
    to follow You and they have generously accepted
    Your invitation. Grant them great peace and joy as
    they seek to serve your Church. Please let them
    know how much we appreciate their willingness to
    become our priests and religious brothers and sisters
    who will help us grow in our faith and love for You.
    Amen.

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    Litany of Arlington 

    Parish Patrons

    V. Lord, have mercy on us.
    R. Lord have mercy on us.

    V. Christ have mercy on us. 
    R. Christ have mercy on us.

    V. Lord, have mercy on us.
    R. Lord have mercy on us.

    V. Christ, hear us.
    R. Christ, graciously hear us.

    God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
    God the Holy Spirit,
    Holy Trinity, one God, 
    Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament,
    Christ the Redeemer,
    Good Shepherd,
    Corpus Christi,
    Precious Blood,
    Jesus, by Your Epiphany,
    Jesus, by Your Holy Family,
    Jesus, by Your Holy Transfiguration,
    Jesus, by Your Nativity,        
    Jesus, by Your Sacred Heart,

    Our Lady of the Annunciation, pray for us.
    Our Lady of Angels, pray for us.
    Our Lady of Good Counsel, [etc.]
    Our Lady of Hope,
    Our Lady of Lourdes,
    Our Lady, Queen of Peace,  
    Our Lady of the Blue Ridge,
    Our Lady of the Shenandoah,
    Our Lady of the Valley,
    Queen of Apostles,
    Saint Mary,
    Saint Mary Of The Immaculate Conception,
    Saint Mary Of Sorrows,
    Saint Michael,
    Saint John The Baptist,
    Saint Joseph,
    Saint Peter,
    Saint Paul,
    Saint Andrew,
    Saint James,
    Saint John The Beloved, Apostle & Evangelist,
    Saint Matthew
    Saint Mark
    Saint Luke,
    Saint Thomas More,
    Saint Philip,
    Saint Agnes,
    Saint Ambrose,
    Saint Ann,
    Saint Anthony,
    Saint Bernadette,
    Saint Bridget Of Ireland,
    Saint Catherine Of Siena,
    Saint Charles Borromeo,
    Saint Clare Of Assisi,
    Saint Elizabeth,                                      
    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton,
    Saint Francis De Sales,
    Saint Francis Of Assisi,
    Saint Isidore The Farmer,
    Saint John Bosco,
    Saint John Neumann,
    Saint Jude,
    Saint Lawrence,
    Saint Katharine Drexel,
    Saint Leo The Great,
    Saint Louis,
    Saint Patrick,
    Saint Paul Chung,
    Saint Raymond Of Penafort,
    Saint Rita,
    Saint Stephen The Martyr,
    Saint Theresa,
    Saint Thomas À Becket,
    Saint Timothy,
    Saint Veronica,
    Saint William Of York,
    Holy Martyrs Of Vietnam,
    All Saints, 

    V. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. 
    R. Spare us, O Lord.
    V. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. 
    R. Spare us, O Lord. 
    V. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.
    R. Have mercy on us.
    V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
    V. Let us Pray.

    Heavenly Father, Lord of the harvest, call forth 
       vocations to the priesthood and consecrated 
       life from our diocese and our families. 

    Inspire men to imitate Christ the Eternal High
       Priest in sacrificial service to Your Church.

    Move the hearts of men and women to offer
       themselves wholly to You in poverty, chastity, 
       and obedience.

    Send them as laborers for Your harvest. Inspire
       the faithful to support them with prayer and 
       sacrifice.

    Raise up holy families who foster openness 
       to Your call. We ask this through Christ, Our 
       Lord. Amen.

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    St. Therese Vocation Society 

    The St. Therese Society is a group of men and women who pray for vocations and for the individuals in formation as priests and religious in our diocese. The Society gives these men and women who have responded to God’s call the knowledge that hundreds of their brothers and sisters in Christ are praying for them. Members of the society receive a calendar in the mail several times a year that lists someone in formation to pray for each day. There are no dues or meetings - only the promise of your prayers.

    Click here for more info or to join.

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