Sunday, June 25, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 16

We now move into a section of prayers, in the Chalice of Strength, aimed at missions and missionaries.

16. Prayer for the Missions

Eternal God, Creator of all things, remember the souls of unbelievers who are the work of your hands and created in your image and likeness.

Remember that Jesus Christ your Son has suffered for their salvation a most cruel death. Do not allow that your divine Son be despised by unbelievers any longer, but that he will be appeased by the prayers of your chosen ones and of the Church, the Spouse of your Most Blessed Son, who is our health, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and set free and to whom be given glory forever. Amen.

- St. Francis Xavier

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.