Council Prayers


Prayer for Vocations

   O God, * who wishes all men to be saved, * touch with grace the hearts of many young men and women, * moving them to offer themselves as candidates for the priesthood and religious life. * Inspire fathers and mothers and all members of the Christian families to become aware of the great need for religious vocations. * Endow people with reverence for these sacred callings * that they may encourage many to serve God and mankind in the ranks of religion. * These blessings we ask through Christ our Lord, * Amen.


Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael J. McGivney

   God, Our Father, * protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, * you called your priest, Blessed Michael McGivney, * to be an apostle of Christian family life * and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. * Through the example of his life and virtue * may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, * fulfilling his commandment of charity * and building up his Body which is the Church. *
   Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love * so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. * We humbly ask that you glorify Blessed Michael McGivney on earth * according to the design of your holy will. * Through his intercession, * grant the favor I now present * (here make your request) * Through Christ our Lord. * Amen.


Mary Queen of the Knights

   Our Lady * Queen of the Knights * bless all the activities of our order. * Keep us true to the pledge * to extend the Kingship of thy Divine Son on earth. * Through thine intercession, * win for us the grace * ever to exemplify in our public and private lives, * the virtues which should characterize * those specially dedicated * to the service of the heavenly court. * Make us always aware * that as your Knights * we are constantly observed, * out faith judged * and our order appreciated.  * Accept, O Mary, * this renewed pledge of fealty and devotion * of thy servants. * the Knights of Columbus. * Amen.

Last updated: 7/10/2021.