Sunday, August 2, 2009
A PRAYER TO SAINT JOHN VIANNEY (Curé d'Ars) FOR THE PASTOR AND PARISH
Saint John Vianney, we pray you to bless and help our pastor so that
he may love dearly in this life and be richly rewarded in the next.
Obtain for him the grace always to be kind and generous, self-sacrificing
Watch over the people of our parish, and keep them free from all evils.
Help them to be loyal and generous in the support of our pastor.
Help us particularly always to give him the respect and honor due him as
a priest. Except for him we should not have the Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass, or Your presence among us, or the other sacraments that we so
dearly love and need.
From his anointed hands we receive the food of our souls, the most
precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. From his lips we hear
the word of God. By the power given to him our sins are forgiven, and we
are given all blessings. And it is he who will anoint us when we are
dying, and will offer the Holy Sacrifice for us when we are dead.
Help us, dear Saint, to see Christ in him, and to cooperate with him in
all his work for the good of our souls.
Thanks to Sue of Half the Kingdom