Let Us Pray For:
The Holy Father – fill him with your grace, Lord.
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops – give them your gifts, Lord.
Diocesan priests – never leave them, Lord.
Priests in seminary work – give them your wisdom, Lord.
Priests in hospital work – give them constancy, Lord.
Priests who are ill – heal them, Lord.
Priests in danger – deliver them, Lord.
Priests who are weak – strengthen them, Lord.
Priests who are poor – relive them, Lord.
Preists who are zealous – help them, Lord.
Priests who want to love you – enkindle their hearts, Lord.
Priests who are sad – console them, Lord.
Priests who are worried – give them peace, Lord.
Priests who are old – sustain them, Lord.
Priests who are young – impel them for your glory, Lord.
Priests who are alone – accompany them, Lord.
Missionary priests – protect them, Lord.
Priests who are preachers – enlighten them, Lord.
Priests who direct souls – instruct them, Lord.
Parish priests – give them prudence, Lord.
Religious priests – make them perfect, Lord.
Priests and religious who have died – bring them to glory, Lord.
On all the Church, militant and suffering – Lord, have mercy.
For all priests:
– Give them your wisdom, Lord.
– Give them virtues.
– Give them patience and charity.
– Give them obedience and kindness.
– Give them a burning zeal for souls.
– Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
– Give them loyalty to the Holy See and to their Bishops.
– Give them respect for their dignity.
– Give them a great love for Mary.
– Give them the gift of councel.
– Give them strength in their labors.
– Give them peace in their sufferings.
– Give them humility and generosity.
– Let them be the light of souls.
– Let them be the salt of the earth.
– Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
– Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
– Let them be other Christs.
– Let them be holy in body and soul.
– May they be men of prayer.
– May faith shine forth in them.
– May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
– May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
– May their hands know only how to bless.
– May they burn with love for you and for Mary.
– May all their steps be for the glory of God.
– May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them his gifts and friuts inabundance.
Let us pray.
O God, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, you are the soul and the life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide.