Prayer for Priests
Last year, Brittany and I visited the Seminary when they had their open house. During our tour, I picked up a card with this prayer on it. I carried it in my jacket and every time I reached into my pocket and touched the card, I thought about my Pastor and all of our priests. The card finally became so worn that it ripped in half. After I taped it back together, I made copies of it so I can always carry one with me – lol 🙂
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Fr.G. Give him a deep faith a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him. In his sorrows, strengthen him. In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified. And show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
July 2009 through June 2010 is the Year of the Priest – please pray for all priests and for more priests!
(Prayer re-posted from Clerical Whispers 🙂