Friday, September 29, 2006

Pray for the Sanctification of Priests

Prayer for Priests
by St. Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them.

Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body.

Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your Precious Blood.

Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.

Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion.

Bless their labors with abundant fruit and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.

Amen.

4 Comments:

Blogger Sorka said...

"The Church needs joyful priests, capable of bring true joy to God's people,which is the good news in all its truth and transforming power."
---John Paul II

May you have joy Father

4:02 PM  
Blogger DilexitPrior said...

That's a beautiful prayer. I've printed it off so that I can refer to it more frequently.

8:04 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

I thought it would be appropriate since scandals of all type continue.

Please add this to your daily prayers for our seminarians as well.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful prayer. I am going to print it out and add it to my prayer book to pray more frequently.

Thanks.

3:06 PM  

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