Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Dear Lord, We pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5). May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse. May [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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My God, I pray for all your priests and beseech you to sanctify them.  Let them love their sacrifice deeply so that they may live it lovingly. I beg you, grant them obedience, a spirit of detachment, a chastity which is constant and true, a spirit of self-denial, humility, sweetness, zeal and dedication. I beg [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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On the memorial of St. Benedict, this prayer prayed in our time could have as easily been prayed in his: Father, be with the leaders of your flock in their needs today.  Help your Bishops and priests to interpret the Gospel message with clarity and urgency, witnessing in their own lives to the teaching and [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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O glorious Saint Joseph, who, on the word of the angel  speaking to you in the night, put fear aside to take your Virgin Bride into your home, show yourself today the advocate and protector of priests. Protector of the Infant Christ, defend them against every attack of the enemy, preserve them from the dangers [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Divine Savior Jesus Christ, who has entrusted the whole work of your redemption, the welfare and  salvation of the world, to priests as your representatives, through the  hands of your most holy Mother and for the sanctification of your  priests and candidates for the priesthood, I offer you this present day  wholly and entirely, with [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Lord Jesus, we your people pray to You for our priests. You have given them to us for our needs. We pray for them in their needs. We know that You have made them priests in the likeness of  Your own priesthood. You have consecrated them, set them aside, anointed them, filled them with the [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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I remember praying this with my grandmother: A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS                                           By John J Cardinal Carberry Keep them; I pray Thee, dearest Lord. Keep them, for they are Thine The priests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine. Keep them, for they are in the world, Though from the world apart. When earthly pleasures [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary Mother of the silence that preserves the mystery of God, deliver us from the idolatry of the present, to which those who forget are condemned. Purify the eyes of pastors with the balm of memory: that we might return to the freshness of the beginning, for a praying and penitent [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Dear Lord, Hear my prayer for your priests in my life. I pray that they will persevere in their calling in the face of ridicule and hate for the sins of their brothers. I pray that they find strength in you in a world that devalues the purpose of their work, and often sees them [Read More...]


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