Friday, June 23, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 14

Today we get a series of short prayers for priests.

14. Short Prayers for Priests

O Jesus, Savior of the world, sanctify your priests and seminarians.

Lord Our God, in order to govern your people you willed to unite yourself to the ministry of priests. Grant them the grace of accepting your holy will so that, in their ministry and in their life, they may seek only your glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

O God, give us holy priests to celebrate the Sacrifice of Salvation, to give sinners the consolation of pardon and thirsting souls the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lord, grant us many and holy priests.

Grant us holy priests to console those who suffer, to remind all that we are brothers, to bless our homes, our work, our fields so that your kingdom may extend to all souls.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant your Church many and holy priests. Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.

And today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so we especially pray that last one today!

About the Prayer for Priests Series

Spiritual Adoption of Priests through Opus Angelorum

More about the need to pray for priests, along with prayers.

Help one priest to receive graces from God through your prayers, and you help everyone with whom the priest has contact - actually and spiritually.