Monday, May 31, 2010

We pray for our priests

We pause today to remember our soldiers
who fought in battles.
Let us also remember the priests who died
as they ministered to the soldiers.
May their lives inspire us to continue the fight
to retain the freedom which they died for.
May they all attain eternal life
and enjoy the company of our Lord,
the angels, and the saints.

Let us pray for our living priests that their lives
may always be filled with strength and courage...

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.

Source of prayer:

Our Lady of Hope