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The Feast of Saint James the Great

A great vocations prayer

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/30/16

From the SS. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. (Shown in the image are men in formation for the permanent diaconate at the seminary. Read more): 

O Lord our God, older than all creation, you have made us in your image and likeness.

You have given us the gift of the Holy Spirit through your servants who proclaim the good news of your Church all that is necessary for our sanctification.

We humbly beg you, do not leave your people deprived of spiritual gifts, but grant us an abundance of vocations to your holy priesthood, the diaconate and consecrated life, and to lives dedicated to your service.

Open the hearts of men and women to hear your words, “Come, follow me!”

Indeed, do not leave us orphans, but be with us through your Holy Spirit, who is present everywhere and fills all things, and who raises up mere mortals to divine service by the mystery of his grace.

Truly you will never forget your promise to be with us always, until the end of the world, but forgive us if we have, in our weakness, failed to follow you as we should.

For you alone are holy now and forever. Amen.

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