Please pray for all priests
Heavenly Father, we join together with Jesus in prayer for our priests. You have called them from among us to offer the Holy Sacrifice and to proclaim the Good News. We praise and thank you for showing your goodness through the work of their hands and hearts.
With faith and confidence we ask that you make our priests fervent in prayer as they lead your people. Help them to become more Christ-like day by day, in their service to the Church. Give them a new heart and a new spirit, a spirit of compassion and self-sacrifice that they may give witness to your love for your people. This we ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.
please give to your Church today
many more priests after your own heart.
May they be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd.
May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance;
be examples of humility and poverty;
shining models of holiness;
tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God;
zealous dispensers of your grace in the sacraments.
May their loving devotion to your Son Jesus in the Eucharist
and to Mary his Mother
be the twin fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry.
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption.