Prayer for Priestly Vocations

by Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich

God our Father, You raise up many from among your children, consecrated in baptism and outstanding in virtue.  From them, you choose priests to serve the needs of your people throughout the world.  May the Holy Spirit inspire many from among our brothers in the Diocese of Norwich to answer the call to labor in your vineyard as priests of Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Heavenly Father, fill your sons with courage to give themselves totally to knowledge of your truth and their hearts with your love and mercy.  Renew their faith and strengthen their hope, that together we may be faithful to your Son's mission to extend your Kingdom in our world according to your divine will.  Amen.