Thursday, May 24, 2012
Prayer for Priests to Be Ordained
Picture source Prayer for Priestly Ordination
God our Father,
you appointed Jesus Christ High Priest of the new and eternal covenant.
By grace you allow men to share in this priesthood and in his saving work.
We ask you to pour out your Holy Spirit on the men you have chosen for priesthood.
May they preach the Gospel worthily and wisely,
celebrate the sacraments faithfully and reverently,
and pray without ceasing.
May they be united more closely every day to Christ the High Priest,
who offered himself for us to the Father as a pure sacrifice.
Bless, sanctify, and consecrate the men whom you have chosen
and called to the sacred order of Priesthood.
Through the Holy Spirit make their lives worthy of the mysteries they celebrate.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Priest and Lord. Amen.