Look kindly Lord, on our missionaries, priests, religious and laymen who left all to witness to your word and your love. Be to each one of them a "powerful protector and their strong support, their shade from the midday sun, their shelter from the desert wind, a guard against stumbling, an assurance against a fall..." (Ecc 34:19).
Sustain them in difficult moments, direct their strength, console their hearts and crown their works with spiritual victories. Let them not seek for earthly success or the goods of this world, but only your triumph and the good of souls.
Your Cross, which accompanies them through their lives, speaks to them of heroism, renunciation and of peace. Be their comfort, their guide, their light and their strength, so that your name may be announced everywhere and that, surrounded by a larger and larger number of your children, they may sing a hymn of thanksgiving, of glory and redemption. Amen.
-Pope John XXIII
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 which contains all of these prayers, 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.