There are more Catholics than at any time in history, but vocations to the priesthood and religious orders are lagging far behind. In this prayer, we ask God to raise up workers for His Church and for the salvation of souls. This is a very good prayer to incorporate into your daily prayers.
Prayer for Vocations to the Priestly and Religious Life
Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, show forth, we beseech Thee, in Thy Church the Holy Spirit with whose power the apostles were so abundantly filled. We thank Thee for the blessings bestowed upon the work of priests and religious; and we pray that Thou wilt add to the number of those who now pray, labor, and sacrifice themselves for Thy glory and the salvation of souls. Give them unselfish zeal for Thy glory. O good Jesus, give us more priests and religious after Thine own Heart! Amen.