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Prayers for vocations and those in training for ordination




Crucified Lord,
who embraced the wood of the cross to bring life to the world:
call those you have chosen
to proclaim your word with power,
celebrate your sacraments with joy,
and make known your compassion with unconditional generosity,
that the mission of your Church may be renewed
and lives transformed;
we ask it in your name,
our risen and victorious Lord.  Amen.


Lord Jesus Christ,
may your life be formed in those whom you have chosen,
that your Church may be blessed with faithful and diligent ministers,
and your word spread throughout the world;
we ask it in your name,
our risen and ascended Lord.  Amen.


God our Father,
you called Abraham and Moses to lead your people into a promised land
and filled them with your spirit:
raise up leaders for your Church in this generation,
who will make your word known
and be faithful stewards of your mysteries,
that your people may be nourished with the word of life and bread of heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Risen Master,
you called fishermen and tax-collectors,
women and foreigners
to be your disciples
and to carry the good news to a broken humanity:
call many in this generation
to continue your work of reconciliation,
that wounds may be healed,
sins forgiven,
and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
for your love’s sake.  Amen.


By Canon Nicholas Thistlethwaite