Almighty and eternal God,
In Your unfailing love You provide ministers for Your Church.
We pray for those You call to serve the Church of Northampton as priests.
Inspire in them a generous response. Grant them courage and vision to serve Your people.
May their lives and service call others to respond to the presence of Your Spirit among us;
That, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus Christ, we may:
announce glad tidings to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives,
set prisoners free,
And renew the face of the earth.
O God, Father of mercies, Provider of a bountiful harvest, send Your Grace upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labour; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service to You.
Open the hearts of Your children that they may discern Your holy will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ our Lord.
Our Lady Immaculate, pray for us.
St Thomas of Canterbury, pray for us.