Holy God, Saint Vincent served You as a permanent deacon
and gave his whole life and soul to You,
even to the point of becoming a martyr.
I lift up to You the deacons of the Church
and all those who are being called by God to become deacons.
Guide them as they discern how to serve the Body of Christ.
Prevent the attractions of the world
and the busyness of secular jobs
from interfering with their vocations.
Teach them to grow in humility.
Help their families learn from their examples
and support their diaconates with trust and joy.
pray for us.