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Wednesday, July 12, 2006
A Prayer for Priests
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I received this in an email and wanted to share it:

A Prayer for Priests

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed;in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your words on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted. And may the gift of Mary your mother, to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

3 comments:

del_button July 12, 2006 at 11:41 AM
Jeff Miller said...

Here is one I came across today.

John Paul II
Prayer for vocations, 35th World Day of Vocations, May 3, 1998

“Jesus sent these men on mission as the Twelve”


Spirit of eternal Love,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
we thank you for all the vocations
to be apostles and saints
that have made the Church fruitful.
Continue your work, we beg you.
Remember the moment when, on Pentecost,
you came down on the apostles united in prayer
together with Mary, the mother of Jesus,
and look at your Church, which today
has a special need for holy priests,
for faithful and authorized witnesses of your grace,
which needs consecrated men and women
who radiate the joy of those who live only for the Father,
of those who make their own the mission and offering of Christ,
of those who build the new world in love.

Holy Spirit, eternal Source of joy and peace,
you open our hearts and minds to the divine call;
you make effective every surge
towards the good, towards truth, towards love.
Your inexpressible groanings
rise up to the Father from the heart of the Church
that is suffering and struggling for the Gospel.
Open the hearts and minds of young men and women,
so that a new flowering of holy vocations might show forth the fidelity of your love,
and that all might know Christ,
the true light who came into the world to give every human being
the assured hope of eternal life. Amen.

del_button July 12, 2006 at 11:44 AM
Louis said...

MB,
There is a web site, "Opus Sanctorum Angelorum" that has a Spiritual Adoption Program. If you send them an email with your name and snail mail address they'll send you a prayer card and the name of a Bishop, Priest, Seminarian, or young man who is discerning his vocation. Your choice on which. You agree to pray for the person for a year. Very whothwhile program. The URL to their site is: http://www.opusangelorum.org/english.html
Click on "Spiritual Adoption" at the top of the page

del_button August 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Anonymous said...

I am a devout Catholic. My children all turned away from me and the Church. I am disabled and 66 years old. I am a traditional Catholic thanks to the nuns that taught me. God bless them in an awesome eternity with Him! No one helps me on this but the one order of good priests I know in Orange County, Calfiornia admit that the County is full of heretics. They say really terrible heresy. Please pray for them and us. The worst onew have schools attached and I am worried for the children. I talked to EWTN and they agreed, their theologin but no one wants to help?

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