The prayers below can be optionally used in addition to the Daily Prayer if you wish. They are more specific, and tailored to a prayer candidate or category of your choice.

Prayer for Seminarians:

Lord Jesus, I ask your special blessing on all young men preparing for the priesthood in our seminaries. I pray that they will grow in faith, hope, and charity. May their hearts overflow with your compassion, understanding, and generosity, and may their desire to serve you, inspire others to answer your call. Lord Jesus, give our seminarians the grace to follow you more perfectly. When they are lonely or discouraged, fill them with your peace. Let them be encouraged by the fact they are never alone as they are adopted in prayer by at least five people who never cease to pray for him and who offer at least one Mass per week for him. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make the minds and hearts of our seminarians like yours. Amen.

Prayer for Religious:

Lord Jesus, I ask your special blessing on all young men preparing for profession in our monasteries. I pray that they will be planted in the fertile soil, and develop their faith & reason based on sound Catholic principles. May they deeply desire all true knowledge pertaining to the Catholic Faith, Teachings and Ethos. May these religious be as innocent as doves, and as wise as serpents. We pray Lord Jesus, that you help them seek out good formation, which lays the foundation to a strong Catholic apostolate. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make the formation process of our religious brothers truly Catholic. Amen.

Prayer for Good Formation:

Lord Jesus, I ask your special blessing on all young men preparing for the priesthood in our seminaries. I pray that they will be planted in the fertile soil, and develop their faith & reason based on sound Catholic principles. May they deeply desire all true knowledge pertaining to the Catholic faith, teachings and ethos. May seminarians be inspired by good example. We pray Lord Jesus, that you help them seek out good formation, which lays the foundation to a strong Catholic apostolate. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make the formation process of our seminarians truly empowering & Catholic. Amen.

Prayer for Seminary Staff:

Holy Spirit, I ask a special out pouring of wisdom on all the seminary staff preparing young men for the priesthood in our seminaries. I pray that the staff will be ever mindful of these seminarians, and build up their faith upon the foundations laid down in their former parishes. These parishes that inspired them to answer God’s call. May the formation staff deeply desire to impart true knowledge pertaining to the Catholic faith, teachings and ethos. May the seminary staff be gentle, but tough. May the Rector be of a paternal character, willing to encourage or rebuke if necessary. May the Deans take great care to assist in the formation process, with a bias towards encouragement of every seminarian under his care. I pray also for inclusivity of community. Especially at meal times, that staff and seminarians might sit together at the same table every day where possible. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make the formation process of our seminarians truly apostolic. Amen.