Friday, July 31, 2009

A Prayer for Vocations

Priest and the BVM

Lord Jesus Christ, Who callest to Thy service whomsoever Thou wilt, let the light of Thy Face and the tenderness of Thy Heart rest upon the young men of our own parishes and families.

Grant that those whom Thou hast chosen from among us may hear Thy invitation and respond to Thy call with generosity and courage.

For our part, we are resolved to welcome and support priestly vocations in our midst with gratitude, humility, and joy.

We promise to pray tirelessly for those whom Thou hast set apart to preach Thy Word, to offer Thy Sacrifice, and to nourish, heal, and comfort our souls.

Confident that Thou hast already heard our prayer, we entrust the future priests among us to the Immaculate Heart of Thy Virgin Mother that, for each one, she may be a guiding star in the night and, day by day, a perpetual help.

Shared by Sue of Half the Kingdom

Prayer for Priests

Latin Mass

Thanks to Fr. Vince Inghilterra for sharing the following prayer:

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 the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart
Inspire them to embrace
All who suffer at the foot of the cross.
May your priests be holy,
Filled with the fire of your love
Seeking nothing but your greater glory
And the salvation of souls.
Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Litany for Our Priests

Priest with Jesus

The following litany was shared by one of our spiritual moms. Mahalo France!


Jesus, meek and humble of heart, give all priests Thy spirit of humility;
Jesus, poor and worn out for souls, give all priests Thy spirit of zeal;
Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners, give all priests They spirit of
Jesus, victim for the sins of the world, give all priests They spirit of
Jesus, lover of the little and the poor, give all priests They spirit of charity.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us and obtain for us numerous holy
priests and religious. Amen.

Prayer for Priests

St. John Vianney
"Faithfulness of Chirst,
faithfulness of Priests"
Cure of Ars
St. John Marie Vianney
A true example of a pastor at the
service of Christ's flock

Most gracious Heavenly Father.

We thank you for our faithful priests and bishops,
whose spiritual fatherhood and
examples of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and
devotion is so vital to the faith of your
May our spiritual sons be
guided by the example of St. John Vianney.
Give them valiant faith in the
face of confusion and conflict, hope in
time of trouble and sorrow, and
steadfast love for you, for their families,
and for all y our people throughout he world.
May the light of your Truth shine
through their lives and their good works.
Assist all spiritual fathers, that through
your Grace they may steadily grow in
holiness and in knowledge and
understanding of your Truth.
May they generously impart this knowledge to
those who rely on them.
Through Christ our Lord.

- from a Prayer Card for Year for Priests

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Spiritual Mother's Chaplet for Priests

Holy Orders

You can find a beautiful way of praying for your spiritual son here

E Komo Mai

Mother of the Holy Eucharist
We would like to welcome all of our spiritual moms, potential spiritual moms and our priests to our new blog.

Please visit us regularly for updates, messages or prayers we will share to help you in this beautiful apostolate.

God bless,

Easter A. and Esther G.