Prayers


Serra Prayer for Vocations

O God, who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseach You, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever virgin, St. Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of laborers for Your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls, through the same Jesus Christ, Your son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.

Amen


Serra Prayer for the
Perserverence of Vocations

O God, You have constituted your only-begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest for the glory of your majesty and the salvation of mankind: grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His mysteries may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received.

Amen



Prayer for the Cannonization
Blessed Juniípero Serra

Heaveny Father, we ask You to look
lovingly on the missionary journey of your
faithful servent, Blessed Junípero Serra.

His steadfast efforts in founding nine missions in California and the conversion of thousands of Native Americans have inspired the vocation and work or Serra International.

This ministry in Father Serra's name
is to encourage and affirm vocations
to priesthood and vowed religious life.

We pray that you bless the holy
and courageous Franciscan missionary
and grant him the ultimate honor
of Sainthood in your heavenly kingdom.

We ask this in the name of Thy Blessed Trinity
and of Mary, Queen of Vocations.

Amen

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