During this season of continued storms of snow and ice and freezing rain, in the relentless cold and winds that chill our bodies and our spirits, let us remember our priests.
They too struggle with this weather. Not only to meet the demands of being a priest, they also ache in their hearts for those who are most vulnerable: the poor and homeless, the elderly and the sick—those who have become isolated.
We pray for our priests who feel overwhelmed by the needs of their flock. We pray for our priests who work with limited resources to help those in need. We pray that our priests find strength in you for the burden they carry when they cannot help everyone who needs.
Lord hear our pray that our priests persevere in the challenges of a burdensome winter that threatens the people whom you have entrusted to their care. Amen.