OTTAWA DIOCESAN COUNCIL
                OF THE
                CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF CANADA

"God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly
into the hearts of those who pray."
- St. Louis Grignion de Montfort
                 OTTAWA DIOCESAN COUNCIL
                OF THE
                CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF CANADA

"God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly
into the hearts of those who pray."
- St. Louis Grignion de Montfort
A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS OF PRIESTS

LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
for vocations blossom in the
good soil of faithful people.

INSTILL those in religious life, parish
ministries, and families with the confidence
and grace to invite others to embrace
the bold and noble path of a life
consecrated to you.

UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate
with you in building your reign of mercy
and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.

— Pope Francis



A PRAYER FOR OUR PRIESTS

We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded
to your call to priestly ministry. Accept this prayer we offer on
their behalf: fill them with the sure knowledge of your love. Open
their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead
them to greater union with your Son. Increase their faith in the
Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal
us. Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of St. Jean Vianney,
grant that your priests will be inspired to strive for holiness by the
power of his example. As men of prayer, may they ponder your
word, follow your will and faithfully lead the flocks you have
entrusted to their care.

St. Jean Vianney, obtain for the Church an abundance of vocations
to the holy priesthood. Through your intercession, may many faithful
men hear Christ’s call, and respond with courage and generosity.
Mary our Mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones.
Intercede for our priests, so that by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your
Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Jean Vianney, patron of parish priests, pray for us!