Our Father, who sent Thy Son to live the life we could not live and die the death that should have been ours, according to Thy promises declared to us in Thy Word, hear our prayer for those called to follow in your Son’s footsteps and preach the Gospel; Equipping them with all necessary gifts and graces to run the race of faith with confidence that He who began the good work will complete it unto the Day of Jesus Christ;
I pray their devotion to Thee will increase, enabling them to accomplish Thy will, even as lingering attachments to the world, the enticements of the flesh, and the devil are overcome;
Increase their love of Thy Word and They People; Grant that they may experience the reality of the risen Christ as they preach Thy Word, seek the lost, counsel those in need, pray—publically and privately—and administer the Holy Sacraments; And, I pray, O God, that Thou wouldst strengthen their precious lives through Spirit-empowered prayer, so that they may increasingly minister out of an internal reactor of divinely delivered faith fused with a holy vocation as disciples of our God and Savior Jesus Christ, the One whom they declare to others;
Give them courage and perseverance in their studies, and grant them a Holy Spirit-empowered growth in faith, that trusts in Thee and Thy means of grace to accomplish Thy mission in the world; And, finally, O Lord,
As they grow more in Thy likeness, grant that they may embrace their vocation, and be transformed by Thy Spirit until they are they are joyfully free in the velvet chains of Thy Lordship;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and always. Amen.