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17 Prayers for Ordination

Find solace and spiritual strength with this collection of prayers for ordination, guiding clergy on their spiritual journey.

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Prayer for Ordination Candidates

Heavenly Father, we look upon Your word in 1 Timothy 5:17, which tells us that “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor.” Today, we gather to celebrate and support those who have answered your call to serve as pastors, prophets, and ministers. Lord, we pray for their spiritual journey as they lay hands on others and spread Your love throughout their congregations. Pour Your grace upon them that they may lead with wisdom and faith, seeking to glorify Your holy name through their ministry. In Jesus Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination of Pastor

Oh Divine and Gracious God, we beseech Your immense power as we come together on this special occasion to ordain Your faithful servant. Bless them with a life full of joy and wisdom; strengthen their body and soul as they shepherd Your flock on earth. Grace them with mercy, that they may lead others in glorifying You, rejoicing in Your kingdom’s success, and finding peace amidst life’s trials. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination Day

Dearest Lord, on this sacred Ordination Day, I humbly beseech You to envelop these servants in Your infinite glory. May they be mindful of their sins, yet take refuge in meditation and rejoice in Your immeasurable mercy. Empower them to uplift your flock, guiding souls toward the eternal light of salvation. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination of Bishop

Eternal Father, in Your boundless wisdom, You have chosen a humble servant for the honorable role of bishop. Illuminate his path as he shepherds Your flock with love and devotion. Empower him with wisdom, understanding, and courage to guide Your Church closer to You. In Jesus’ name, we humbly pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination Service

Gracious and loving God, as we gather in celebration of this ordination service, we ask for Your divine presence and guidance. Kindle within the heart of your servant a fervent desire to serve Your people, spreading the Good News with wisdom, humility, and dedication. May their vocation be a beacon of light and hope in times of darkness. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination of Elders

Almighty and loving God, we humbly come before You at this moment, seeking Your divine guidance and blessing as our new elders are ordained. May they be filled with the Holy Spirit, serve Your church with unwavering commitment, and lead Your flock closer to Christ. Strengthen them to face all challenges and inspire our community through their example of faith. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination of Priests

Loving Father, as we gather in humility for the ordination of these faithful servants, we recall the words of St. Paul: “The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). We pray You to endow them with wisdom, courage, and love so that they may fulfill their priestly duties in service to Your Church. Strengthen them with Your Holy Spirit as they shepherd and guide us toward eternal life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Deacon Ordination

Everlasting Creator, in humble devotion, we approach You, seeking Your guidance and blessings as our beloved brethren take their first steps as ordained deacons. Inspired by Your Word in Acts 6:4, we pray they “will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” May they be steadfast in their faith, always eager to serve and care for Your flock with unwavering dedication. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ongoing Ordination Journey

Benevolent and Divine Shepherd, I humbly beseech Your guidance as this devoted soul endeavors to embark on their sacred journey toward ordination. Bestow upon them unwavering faith, resilience in times of doubt, and an all-consuming love for Your divine teachings. Illuminate their path with Your heavenly light, so that through their vocation, they may, in turn, inspire others to seek and embrace Your boundless grace. Amen.

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Prayer for Discerning an Ordination Call

Sovereign Father, in the spirit of Proverbs 3:5-6, I humbly come before You seeking clarity and guidance. Lord, inspire my heart to discern and embrace any calling to the Holy Orders or Religious Life that You have destined for me. Strengthen my faith and grant me the courage to follow Your path with unwavering devotion. May Your divine wisdom guide me in every step, leading me deeper into communion with You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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Prayer of Gratitude for the Newly Ordained

Infinite and compassionate Lord, we raise our grateful hearts in deep thanksgiving for the gift of our newly ordained clergy. May they embody Your divine wisdom and unfailing love as they shepherd Your people, leading them closer to You. Bless their ministries abundantly and strengthen their faith, always reminding them that they are called and chosen by You on this unique journey. Amen.

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Prayer for Retiring Ordained Clergy

In Your divine wisdom, Lord, we trust Your gentle guidance as our dear clergy steps into retirement. Guide them with grace and love as they embark on new journeys in their walk with You. May their years of service reap blessings, and may the light of Your Holy Spirit continue to shine upon them. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordained Clergy Facing Challenges

Gentle and Compassionate Father, in the words of Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” We humbly seek Your divine guidance and protection over our beloved ordained clergy. Grant them strength as they navigate life’s storms, wisdom to make wise decisions, and unyielding faith in Your divine plan. In times of trial, may they find solace in Your loving embrace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Prayer for Worldwide Ordination

Divine Father and Shepherd of our souls, as instructed in John 15:16, You chose us to bear fruit that will last. Today we lift up those worldwide discerning Your call to serve as priests, deacons, or religious brothers and sisters. Grant them clarity of mind, courage of heart, and the grace to follow Your calling with conviction and joy. Kindle within them a burning desire for serving You and spreading Your love throughout the nations. May their lives thus ordained bear everlasting fruits to the glory of Your Name. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordained Clergy Seeking Guidance

Radiant and Wise Shepherd, we humbly come before You, asking for guidance and clarity for our ordained clergy. May Your Holy Spirit illuminate their hearts and minds as they navigate life’s complexities. Ignite within them the discernment needed to make decisions that honor You and foster the spiritual growth of the Church. In Christ’s name, we pray, Amen.

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Prayer for Women Considering Ordination

Merciful Creator, we lift up the courageous women who, amidst uncertainty and judgment, discern a call to ordination. Bless and nourish their hearts with unwavering faith as they embrace Your divine guidance. Strengthen them on this sacred journey, so they may be fervent instruments of love in our world, spreading the Gospel with compassion and wisdom. Grant them an unyielding spirit and capacity to be shepherds of Your flock. Amen.

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Prayer for Ordination Anniversary

In the embrace of Your sacred presence, Lord, we come together to celebrate the anniversary of this cherished ordination. We humbly ask for Your continued guidance and blessings upon their life, enabling them to perform their duties with fervor and devotion. Kindle within their heart a renewed passion for spreading Your divine love and wisdom, supporting them in being a beacon of faith for all those they serve. Amen.

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