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It is God’s desire to “Give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding” (Jer 3, 15). Yet these young men who are feeling that they are being called to this lofty ideal very often need to do an interior journey which is not without its struggles. By offering a little sacrifice with the intention of interceding before God for the needs of those preparing themselves for the priesthood, you can be helping them face difficult struggles when the going gets tough. When faced with a particularly unyielding spirit, Jesus told his disciples, “This kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting” (Mt 17,21).