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"Holiness is not the luxury of a few. It is everyone's duty: yours and mine."  ~Mother Teresa

Prayer For Deacons

 

Prayer For Deacons

Almighty and eternal God,
in your unfailing love,
you never cease to provide
faithful ministers for your people.

We pray for those who are discerning the call
to serve the Church as deacons.
Under the guidance and intercession
of Saint Stephen, deacon and martyr,
inspire in them a generous response.

Open their hearts to know your holy will,
especially if you desire for them to serve others
in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.

In doing so, may they truly herald your Gospel,
not only in word but especially in deed.
May their actions make your love known,
particularly to those among us who are poor,
lost and forgotten, sick and suffering,
and most in need.

Bless with courage and perseverance
those who already serve you as deacons.
Grant that many people will be inspired
by their example and their faith.
We ask all this through Christ our Lord, Amen.