Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5). May priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse. May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross. May priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.
St John Vianney, pray for us.