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FEBRUARY 2ND, WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is normally attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolising Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. 

Today the Universal Church unites in prayer for all men and women in consecrated life and asks the Lord of the harvest to inspire and call our present generation of young Catholics to follow Jesus in religious life. 

Today we invite you to take some time to pray the following prayers of intercession for someone you know who is living the consecrated life or presently discerning a vocation as a religious brother, sister or priest.  Keep them in your prayers today!

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION FOR WORLD DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE

 

In the Name of the Father ...

We pray for those who are consecrated to God by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. May they always reveal the love of Christ to those they encounter and continue to enrich our world by their dedicated lives of prayer. We pray to the Lord…

That the life and mission of the men and women in consecrated life be a means of sanctification for them and building up the kingdom of God. We pray to the Lord…

For those who have responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to be a consecrated person that they may experience the support of the Church as they continue their growth in holiness. We pray to the Lord…

We pray for all those who are discerning their vocation in life, particularly our Marist novices, James, Jack and Sam, and those whom the Lord is calling to consecrated life. May they be given the wisdom to hear God's call and the courage to respond generously. We pray to the Lord…

For all who actively support the promotion of vocations to the consecrated life and priesthood, that they may see the fruit of their efforts in a rich harvest of vocations. We pray to the Lord…

For all pastors and parish priests of our diocese, that they will recognize and invite those men and women being called to ordained and consecrated lives to answer the call. We pray to the Lord…

For all involved in the examination of candidates to consecrated life or priesthood, that their choices will benefit the Church. We pray to the Lord…

That many young women will be open to Jesus’ call to consecrated life to serve the many needs of the Church and of the world. We pray to the Lord…

For all men and women preparing for the consecrated life or priesthood, that their days of formation be filled with joy, peace and the certainty of God’s Love. We pray to the Lord…

Our Father ...

Hail Mary ...

Mary our Good Mother ... Pray For Us

St Marcellin Champagnat ... Pray For Us

St Mary of the Cross ... Pray For Us

And may we always remember ... to Pray for One Another.

In the Name of the Father ...