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
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.
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.
A Prayer to Saint Joseph
To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid ofRead more
Prayer to St Joseph the Worker
O GO Glorious Saint Joseph, patron and model of all who labour, obtain for me the grace:Read more
Prayer for New Members & Helpers
God, our Father, You send the power of the Gospel into the world as a life giving inspiration.Read more
Prayer for Priests
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your Priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your wordRead more
A Prayer for Seminarians
Loving Father, send forth the power of your Holy Spirit upon the seminarians of our dioceseRead more
St.John Vianney’s Prayer for Priests
God, please give to your Church today many more priests after your own heart.Read more