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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

General Intercessions for Vocations

First Sunday of Advent through the Feast of Christ the King
Cycle A

First Sunday of Advent
That those called to plow the Lord’s vineyard with the sword of His Word and Spirit will respond with
generosity in serving Him as a priest, deacon or consecrated religious, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Advent
For all those especially chosen by Christ to "prepare the way of the Lord" in their hearts and the hearts of
His people as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters, we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday of Advent
For men and women called by the Lord to be priests, deacons and consecrated religious, that the peace of
Christ will guard their hearts and minds as they proclaim the good news of salvation to His people, we pray
to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Advent
For a deeper trust and docility to the Holy Spirit among persons discerning a call to serve Christ as a priest
deacon or in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Christmas
That as Joseph and Mary welcomed the gift of the Child Jesus, all mothers and fathers will prayerfully
foster each of their children’s vocations in Christ and especially welcome His call for priests, brothers and
sisters, we pray to the Lord.

Feast of the Holy Family
That Catholic families will pray generously for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life from among
their children, we pray to the Lord

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
That through our Blessed Mother’s intercession, all those being called to holiness as priests, deacons and in
the consecrated life, will find joy and faithfulness in their vocations, we pray to the Lord.

The Epiphany
For an increased understanding among our young people that they are uniquely chosen by God to be holy
through their specific vocation to their state in life in Christ, we pray to the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord (National Vocations Awareness Week begins [date])
That during National Vocation Awareness Week, every parishioner will increase their dedication to
fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life through prayer and words of invitation and
encouragement, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
That all baptized Catholics will recognize their responsibility to discover their vocation in Christ and follow
Him, especially those chosen for the unique calling to the priesthood or consecrated life, we pray to the
Lord.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and for a deeper gratitude for the priests
and religious now serving our diocese by proclaiming the kingdom of heaven among us, we pray to the
Lord.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time or World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
That all those discerning a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life will find encouragement through
our prayers and sacrifices on their behalf, we pray to the Lord.

First Sunday of Lent
That prayer, penance and almsgiving will dispose more men and women to follow the Holy Spirit as He
leads them to discover their vocations in Christ, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Lent
For all our priests, who bring us to the mountain of Christ at every Mass and feed us with His transforming
love in the sacraments, and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, we pray to
the Lord.

Third Sunday of Lent
For all those thirsting to know their vocations in Christ, that they will be open to the waters of prayer and
drink fully of the Holy Spirit who leads them, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Lent
That like the man born blind, we will allow Jesus to open our eyes and hearts to His will and bring more
men and women to respond to His call to serve Him and His Church as priests, deacons and and in the
consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Lent
For all those being called to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, that they may deepen their faith
in Christ who calls them to glorify God in a profoundly personal way through their vocations, we pray to the
Lord.

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
For the faithful response of all men and women called to follow Christ and His passion more closely
through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Easter Sunday
That more men and women will joyfully answer the call of the Lord to proclaim His life, death and
resurrection as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Second Sunday of Easter
For all our priests, deacons, sisters and brothers whom God has sent in the name of Jesus to serve the people
of Arlington, that they will be blessed with continued faithfulness to Him and inspire many more to consider
a vocation to consecrated life and ordained ministry, we pray to the Lord.

Third Sunday of Easter
For an increased awareness among our young people of the closeness of the Lord in their vocation
discernment and their responsibility to recognize and follow Him, we pray to the Lord.

Fourth Sunday of Easter or World Day of Prayer for Vocations
For an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese,
that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst, we pray to the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Easter
For a deeper faith, hope and love among all Christians in Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life and
especially among those He is calling to do the works that He does as a priest, deacon or consecrated
religious, we pray to the Lord.

Sixth Sunday of Easter
For a growing conviction among our young people that they are loved by our Heavenly Father and that
Jesus will manifest Himself to them through their vocations, we pray to the Lord.

Seventh Sunday of Easter - Ascension of the Lord
That seated at the right hand of His Father in heaven, the Lord will generously share His spirit of wisdom
with all those now discerning their vocation and open the eyes of the hearts in faithfulness, we pray to the
Lord.

Pentecost Sunday
That all Catholic mothers will draw close to Mary and nurture openness to the Holy Spirit in the Lord’s call
to their children, especially should He honor them with vocations to the priesthood or consecrated life, we
pray to the Lord.

The Most Holy Trinity
For a deeper faith that God’s love for us is manifest in the gift of His only Son and that many men and
women will give themselves to God as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life in response to that love,
we pray to the Lord.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
That all Catholics will adore the great gift of the Holy Eucharist given to them by Jesus Christ at the hands
of His priests and that those chosen to nourish His body as priests and in the consecrated life will inspire
many more to follow Him, we pray to the Lord.

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For confident trust in the Lord who He leads and guides all those discerning a call to serve Him and His
people as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That our young people will respond promptly to the call of the Lord to follow Him as priests, deacons or
consecrated religious men and women, we pray to the Lord.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
That Catholic fathers will foster vocation awareness among their children, knowing that they will be helping
to reveal the Heavenly Father’s love by their prayer, guidance and example, we pray to the Lord.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That men and women will respond with compassion to the hunger of all people for knowledge of Jesus, by
praying to know and be faithful to their vocations in Christ, we pray to the Lord.

Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul
That all those now discerning their vocations will be released from the chains of fear and disbelief, so as to
follow the Lord generously as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That more men and women will learn from Jesus and discover that the yoke of their vocation is perfectly
suited to them and respond with humble, gentle service to His people as priests, deacons and consecrated
religious, we pray to the Lord.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That the call to serve Christ and His Church in the priesthood and consecrated life will fall on the rich soil
of hearts prepared by prayer, hard work, and generous service to others, we pray to the Lord.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That with dedicated spirits, we will beg the Lord of the Harvest to provide an abundance of vocations to the
priesthood and consecrated life in our diocese who will help gather the wheat of souls into His barn, we pray
to the Lord.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For a greater awareness of the richness of every vocation to love Christ and that more men and women will
respond to His invitation to follow Him as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That those called to help Christ feed the multitude will not be held back by what they see as their
limitations, but will rely on Jesus who will feed those to whom they are sent as priests, deacon, sisters and
brothers, we pray to the Lord.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For all those called to priesthood and consecrated life, that they will have no fear in responding to Jesus as
He calls them to trust in Him and His choice of them, we pray to the Lord.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That more men and women will have the faith to hear God’s call in their lives and respond with hope in His
promise and love for the Savior by following Him as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to
the Lord.

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
That trusting in Christ’s words to Peter, all those called to follow the Lord as priests, deacons and in the
consecrated life will recognize the gift of their call and follow Him faithfully, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
That none of us will be a hindrance to those men and women called to take up their cross and follow Jesus
as priests, deacons or in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
For a deeper participation among families in prayer for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life
among their children, knowing that Christ is in their midst, we pray to the Lord.

Exaltation of the Cross
For all those chosen to take up their cross in union with Christ as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life
that others might have eternal life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That there will be an abundance of laborers chosen by the Lord to serve as priests, deacons and in the
consecrated life in this vineyard of the Diocese of Arlington, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For the graces of clarity and active response in the discernment of our Heavenly Father’s will for all those
considering a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
That men and women will be open to the voice of the Lord, asking the Holy Spirit and our Blessed Mother
to help them recognize and answer His call to serve Him as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life, we
pray to the Lord.

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That from the many called to holiness in Christ, those chosen to follow Him more closely in the priesthood
and consecrated life will respond with humble readiness, we pray to the Lord.

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For a growth in reverence for the gift and mystery of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and a
readiness to give to God what is God’s in response to His call, we pray to the Lord.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
That men and women will be encouraged to love God and their neighbor with the love of the Heart of Christ
and follow Him generously when chosen to serve others as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated religious
life, we pray to the Lord.

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
For an outpouring of grace upon all those called to bring the newness of life in Christ to His people by their
vocations as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
That those called to serve the Lord and His people as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life will be
blessed with holy zeal in their prayers and apostolates, we pray to the Lord.

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
That the Church will be continuously blessed with good and faithful servants following Christ as priests,
deacons, sisters and brothers, we pray to the Lord.

Solemnity of Christ the King
For a deepening understanding among those discerning their vocation that the One who calls them is Jesus
Christ the King, we pray to the Lord.

Compliments of the Diocese of Arlington