Heavenly Father, your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his vineyard. We earnestly beg you to bless our diocese and our world with many priests and religious men and women who will love you fervently, and gladly and courageously spend their lives in service to your Son’s Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We pray that their lives may be always centered on our Eucharistic Lord; that they be always faithful to the Holy Father; and that they may be devoted sons and daughters of Mary, our Mother, in making you known and loved; and that all may attain Heaven. Bless our families and our children and choose from our homes those whom you desire for this holy work. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.