Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Prayer for our Priests

God, Oh Most Gracious and loving, this is our prayer to You today for the priests You have chosen from among us, ordained them to become Your representatives here on earth.

You said that Your Vineyard is full of harvest but the labourers are few. We are most grateful for their presence in our lives. They help us to become good and fruitful branches of Jesus Christ, The true Vive. Despite their human weakness, You chose them to make us experience your presence in the sacraments and in the liturgy.

Lord, help them to carry out their sacred duties of administering Christ’s Sacraments, the same way You, the True Shepherd, tended to Your flock.

Lord Jesus Christ, light up the hearts of all Your priests and all clergy with the fire of zealous love for You. Jesus Christ, may they forever seek Your glory.

We humbly offer this Prayer on behalf of your priests. Give them a bright and firm hope, burning love and deep faith in You. We pray that Your Power shines out through their weakness so that they may not be swayed away by the earthly temptations and desires.

Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests, please continue praying for them and also those who ail from various sicknesses. Grant that they may be strengthened and healed by the power of the Eucharist they celebrate. In Jesus Name we pray and believe. Amen

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