Season of Lent, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Beloved Mother Mary, Mother of Sisters and Nuns, take to your heart your daughters who are close to you because of their higher calling and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs them so much.

In this holy season of Lent be their comfort, be their joy, and be their strength. Loving Mother help them to live and defend the ideals that your son suffered and died for so that we may have life eternal.

Amen.

A Call to Lifelong Service, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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To be consecrated as a priest, monk, sister, nun, or hermit, working in the world or cloistered is a vocation of celibacy and poverty. It is a calling few want to hear in our western world.

Let us pray that those called to such a life will hear and be unafraid.

This prayer was found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site:

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,

send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

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An Advent Heart, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Lord God, hear our prayers for Sisters and Nuns called to serve us in your name.

During this Advent season we ask that you continue to fill their minds with wonder, their hearts with love, and their souls with the desire to share your light in our dulled and darkened world. Grace them to persevere in their efforts to serve those who are poor in body, mind, and spirit.

Bless our Sisters and Nuns in their earthly life and have mercy upon them when they pass, returning home to you. We ask all this in Jesus name.

Amen.

An Advent Call, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Beloved Mother Mary hear our prayers for our Sisters and Nuns.

In this Advent season we ask that they seek to answer God’s call, as you had, through faith.

That they are encouraged to walk with trust on an unknown journey, hearts bound to your Son’s.

That you guide them to embrace fully the teachings of your Son, and to share unfalteringly his words.

Give them courage to continue to follow God’s will in the face of hardships or persecution.

Let them always look to you as a model of enduring love.

We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Fullness of Yes, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Blessed Mother Mary,

You discerned in your heart and gave to God the fullness of yourself in love and faith. You did not know the demands your “yes” would place on you in the future as the mother of Jesus. You chose to walk trusting the will of our Holy Father.

Look now on our women, young and old, discerning a vocation as a Sister or Nun. Hear our prayers for them that they are open to God’s calling. Grant them peace in their seeking to know God’s will to enter into a religious life. Help them to persevere when confusion, fear, and discouragement may bring doubts.

Blessed Mother hear our prayers that the vocations of Sisters and Nuns be filled to overflowing!

Amen.

 

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