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Serra Prayer for Vocations

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech You, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Joseph her spouse, St. Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of labourers for Your church, fellow labourers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls, through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

Serra Prayer for the Perseverance of Vocations

O God, You have constituted Your only-begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest for the glory of Your majesty and the salvation of mankind; grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His mysteries may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received. Amen.

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra

Heavenly Father, we ask you to look lovingly on the missionary journey of your faithful servant, Junipero Serra.

His steadfast efforts in founding nine missions in California and the conversion of thousands of Native Americans have inspired the formation and work of Serra International.

This ministry in Father Serra’s name is to encourage and affirm vocations to priesthood and vowed religious life.

We pray that you bless this holy and courageous missionary and grant him the ultimate honor of Sainthood in your heavenly kingdom.

We ask this in the name of Thy Blessed Trinity and of Mary, Queen of vocations.

Amen.