17 Jul 2011

Prayers for Priests....Please!


A Priest’s Prayer
Loving Father,
I praise you, I love you, I adore you.
Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten my mind
to the truth of your Son, Jesus,
Priest and Victim.
Through the same Spirit guide my heart to his Sacred Heart,
to renew in me a priestly passion
that I, too, might lay down my life upon the altar.
May your Spirit wash away my impurities
and free me from all my transgressions
in the Cup of Salvation,
Let only your will be done in me.
May the Blessed Mother of your dearly beloved Son,
wrap her mantle around me and protect me from all evil.
May she guide me to do whatever He tells me.
May she teach me to have the heart of St. Joseph, her spouse,
to protect and care for my bride.
And may her pierced heart inspire me
to embrace as my own your children
who suffer at the foot of the cross.
I humbly cry to her:
please be my consoling mother,
and help me to be a better son.
Lord, make me a holy priest,
inflamed with the fire of your love, seeking nothing
but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.
I humbly bless and thank you, my Father,
through the Spirit, in Christ Jesus,
your Son and my brother.
Amen.
O Mary, Queen of priests, pray for us.
Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

They say write about what you know! I like to reflect upon the gift of the priesthood. The gift of the priesthood is like any gift that is given, it is appreciated best when it is received with joy! As A priest I find that I am sustained and helped by prayer, not only my own prayer life but the prayers of others. Please say a prayer each day for your own priests in the parishes where you are and also spare one for all priests. I like to see prayers for us priests as a protecting veil that is thrown over the cares and worries of the priest, one that soothes the furrowed brow and lightens the lonesome burdens. Prayer keeps me going in my walk with the Lord and your prayers are always most welcome!

9 comments:

  1. Prayers assured...heartfelt post!

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  2. I suggest all of us pray especially for Fr Pat, Fr Sean, & Fr John..our wonderful Priest bloggers.

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  3. Amen.
    I have a holy card of St John Mary Vianny on my home shrine and I invke is intercession when I pray for his fellow Priests, which I try to do often.

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  4. I will add them to my prayers for Father Corapi when I visit the shrine of St. John Neumann.

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  5. This prayer is wonderful! There is an order of cloistered nuns in New Mexico called the Handmaids of the Precious Blood whose sole purpose is to pray for priests and in international initiative called "The Monthly Prayer Request for Priests." They both will welcome your prayers! Here are their links:

    http://www.mprpapostolate.com/
    http://www.nunsforpriests.org/

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  6. Prayers sent for all the priests mentioned. Thank God for you priests. How would we lay people survive? Not well, I asure you.

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  7. Mahalo Father! I am a spiritual mom and the coordinator for our apostolate. I would love to share this on our blog.
    God bless,

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