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SDS Prayer

Prayer for the Beatification of Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan +

God our Father, you called Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan to be your apostle, to make you known and loved by all people everywhere, using all the ways and means your love inspires.

You filled him with universal apostolic zeal, with the goodness and the kindness of the Divine Saviour, with a deep trust in God's loving providence, with a profound spirit of prayer, with a sincere devotion to Mary, Mother of the Saviour, and with the courage to follow you, even into the mystery of the Cross.

Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we ask you .....,
hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer for vocations

Loving God, you call all who believe in you
to grow perfect in love by following
in the footsteps of Christ your Son.

Call from among us more men and women
who will serve you in religious life and ministry.
By their way of life, may they provide a convincing sign
of your Kingdom for the Church and the whole world.
Open the hearts of many,
raise up faithful servants of the Gospel,
dedicated priests, sisters, brothers and deacons,
who will spend themselves for your people and their needs.

Bless those who are serving now
with courage and perseverance.
Grant that many will be inspired
by their example and their faith.
We ask this through Christ, our Savior.