Precious Jesus, guide your priests to choose wisely in a world filled with temptations that draw them away from what is true and holy. They, like their sheep, are given the free will to choose. Protect them Lord from every evil that allures. Grant them peace in their repentance when they have fallen. Give them strength to desire God over their own desires. Now more than ever our priests need protection. Hear our plea, accept our offerings and our prayers on their behalf. Amen.