Thursday, July 30, 2009

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