Saturday, June 24, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 15

15. Prayer to Jesus the Eternal High Priest

O Jesus, you are the Eternal High Priest. Because you are true God and true man, you are the only Mediator between God and man. Through you, the merciful Father gives man salvation and through you, man is led back to him.

You have established priests as your collaborators to perpetuate in the Holy Mass, the Sacrifice of your death on the Cross and to sanctify souls through their ministry.

O Jesus, choose from all the people of the world worthy and numerous ministers so that all souls may find salvation.

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

O God, who have established your only-begotten Son as the Eternal High Priest, grant, we beseech you, that those who are chosen by Christ as ministers of your mysteries may be kept always faithful in the fulfillment of their service. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

-Pope Paul VI

About the Prayer for Priests Series

Spiritual Adoption of Priests through Opus Angelorum

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