Prayers for Seminarians

O Jesus, eternal High Priest, 

I pray for all seminarians, Your future priests. 

Give them humility, meekness, prudence, and a burning zeal for souls. 

Fill their hearts with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Teach them to know and love the Church, that they may always and everywhere speak, act, and think with her. 

Teach them generosity and detachment from the things of this world. 

But above all, teach them to know You and love You, the one and only eternal priest. 

Good Shepherd of souls, hear this my prayer for saintly priests. Amen.

- Anonymous

Lord Jesus, 

I ask your special blessing on all young men preparing for the priesthood in our seminaries. 

I pray that they will grow in faith, hope, and charity. 

May their hearts overflow with your compassion, understanding, and generosity, and may their desire to serve you inspire others to answer your call. 

Lord, give our seminarians the grace to follow you more perfectly. 

When they are lonely or discouraged, fill them with your peace. 

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make the hearts of our seminarians like yours. Amen. 

- Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska