Lord Jesus, we ask your blessing on those preparing for the priesthood in the Diocese of Lubbock. We pray they will grow in faith, hope and love.
May their hearts overflow with your compassion, understanding, and generosity, and may their desire to follow you inspire others to answer the call to ministry.
Give them perseverance and be their constant companion as they prepare to serve you and your people with faithfulness.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, fill the hearts of our seminarians with the fire of your love. Make them holy as you are holy.
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O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.