Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 5

Here is prayer number 5 from the Chalice of Strength. Please take 30 seconds out of your day today, to pray for our priests.

5. Prayer to the Eternal High Priest
O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your Most Sacred Heart, where none can touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips daily tinged with your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let your Holy Love surround and protect them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and their everlasting crown in the hereafter. Amen.

-St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

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