Prayer for Vocations to the Franciscan Order and to the Poor Clare Nuns

Glory be to God our Father in all the works which You are constantly creating in Your love. You bring everything into existence, and You invite man to fulfill Your holy will and find his true happiness in it.

In the name of Jesus, we ask You, Father, to protect from all evil and to look with mercy on the Franciscan brothers of the Kraków Province, on the Polish convents of Poor Clares, and on Poor Clares and Franciscans everywhere. Grant these communities holy and numerous vocations. In the name of Your Son, we ask You to guide and protect the ones You have chosen for Yourself. Give them the courage to respond generously to Jesus’s call, ‘Follow Me.’ Deliver them from discouragement and uncertainty; grant them the desire to love You above all and to be ready to enter into the Order of Saint Francis and the cloistered life of Saint Clare. Keep them from all evil that could frustrate their vocations and give them the grace of perseverance in time of trial.

Place on their path witnesses to the Gospel who will help them grow and trust in You completely. Enable their parents to understand how great it is to offer You their sons and daughters, and fill their hearts with peace. Let Your Holy Spirit rest upon them and all their relatives, and lead them to the fulfillment of Your holy will. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Queen of the Seraphic Order, pray for us.
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
Saint Clare, pray for us.

I commit to pray for vocations for one year, praying daily:

  • one mystery of the rosary

  • the prayer above

  • my own voluntary prayer or sacrifice for vocations