Assisting students for the priesthood both financially and by prayer
Dublin 2, D02 XE02
23 Merrion Square
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 9.00-17.00

Prayers

"The harvest is rich but the labourers are few;

Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest

to send out labourers into his harvest"

Luke 10:2

Importance of Prayer

 

A core aim of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is to pray for an increase of vocations to priesthood and religious life.

The only direct command the Lord gave to us regarding Vocations is found in the Gospel of St. Luke (10:2) where He said, “The harvest is rich but the labourers are few; so ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest!”

With these words, Jesus makes His desire clear that we must actively pray that men and women be called to serve Him and the Church as Priests and Religious. One of our aims as members of the Church community and of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is to energize the entire parish community in praying for vocations, through our own activities and in collaboration with other groups. This can take a number of different forms, some of which are outlined below:

 

  • Distribute Prayer Cards
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Novenas (Click Here)
  • Rosary for Vocations
  • Prayer Chalice (Click Here)
  • Parish Prayer Groups
  • Family Prayer for Vocations
  • Stations of the Cross for Vocations

Prayer cards published by the Society are available on request

 

Invitation to Pray with Us

A Prayer for Vocations

O Jesus, send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting
holy apostles, saintly priests, heroic missionaries and dedicated
sisters and brothers.

Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a vocation.

Grant that Christian families may desire to give your Church,
helpers in the work of tomorrow.

Amen.

Prayer for Guidance

Holy Spirit give me wisdom to discern the path of life you wish me to follow.

Help me to see clearly the things that matter and the things that don’t.

Help me to use every gift I have, remembering that it is from you.

Spirit of God give me a generous and open heart, making me an instrument of peace and love in whatever choice I make.

Amen.

Further Prayers

A Prayer to Saint Joseph

A Prayer to Saint Joseph

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid of

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Prayer to St Joseph the Worker

Prayer to St Joseph the Worker

O GO Glorious Saint Joseph, patron and model of all who labour, obtain for me the grace:

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Prayer for New Members & Helpers

Prayer for New Members & Helpers

God, our Father, You send the power of the Gospel into the world as a life giving inspiration.

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Prayer for Priests

Prayer for Priests

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your Priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word

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A Prayer for Seminarians

A Prayer for Seminarians

Loving Father, send forth the power of your Holy Spirit upon the seminarians of our diocese

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St.John Vianney’s Prayer for Priests

St.John Vianney’s Prayer for Priests

God, please give to your Church today many more priests after your own heart.

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