Friday, June 27, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
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 great glory
and the salvation of souls. Amen.
from a priest's ordination Mass program
O Jesus, Eternal Priest,
Bless and sanctify Pope Francis,
the shepherd of our Catholic Church,
Who leads our priests of the future.
May You give all these men who
have dedicated their lives to
Your holy way strength and
perseverance in faith and devotion.
Anoint their hands which daily touch
Your Sacred Body and their words
that teach Your Gospel message.
Protect them from
the temptations of this world.
Consecrate their labors
with abundant fruit.
Fill them with compassion for
the conversion of souls.
Walk beside them as they minister
at home and in distant lands.
Keep them always within the shelter of
Your Most Sacred Heart.
from the Priests of the Sacred Heart