This post concludes our series: Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests. But, it will not end our prayers for those called by God to serve Christ's Church.
21. A Prayer for Priests
Keep them I pray thee, dearest Lord,Keep them for they are thine; Thy priests whose lives burn out before thy consecrated shrine.Keep them for they are in the world though from the world apart; When earthly pleasures tempt, allure - shelter them in thy Heart.Keep them and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain,When all their life of sacrifice for souls seems but in vain.Keep them and remember, O Lord,they have no one but thee.Yet they have only human hearts, with human frailty.Keep them as spotless as the Host, that daily they caress.Their every thought and word and deed, deign dearest Lord, to bless. Amen.
About the Prayer for Priests Series
Spiritual Adoption of Priests through Opus Angelorum
More about the need to pray for priests, along with prayers.
Chalice of Strength - the booklet, is available through Opus Angelorum for just 75 cents. You can buy it online through them, or just visit the Assumption Grotto Giftshop & Cafe after the 9:30 or Noon Masses, or after any weekday morning Mass to pick it up and browse other selections.
Help one priest to receive graces from God through your prayers, and you help everyone with whom the priest has contact - actually and spiritually.