Perpetual Prayer Thread for our Beloved Priests - #6

Continued from here

O Divine Love, we come before You to pray and intercede for our priests that they may become the living presence of Your love among us.

O Divine Love, enter and take complete possession of their hearts that all their affections may be toward charity.

O Divine Love, enter and be ever first in their minds that all their thoughts may be charitable.

O Divine Love, enlighten their intellects that they may always discern that which is most charitable.

O Divine Love, imbue all their words that they may always speak that which is most charitable and encouraging.

O Divine Love, inhabit their wills that they may always will and do that which is most charitable.

O Divine Love, animate all their senses and movements that they may only hear and see with Your senses and always respond with Your charity.

O Divine Love, penetrate to the very core of their souls, consume all their darkness, until You, O Divine Love, are able to radiate pure love through them to all they meet.

O Mary, Mother of Divine Love, pray for our priests.

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With special intentions for Frs. B, R and J.
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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Praying…

Praying with all for all.

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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.

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prayers being offered for American Catholic priests and for Catholic priests around the world.

Grant, O Lord,
that every hand laid upon you at the altar
may be a friendly hand,
whose touch is tender and consoling as Joseph’s was;
that the lips which form so many sacred words
may never be profaned by frivolous or unworthy speech;
that priests may guard,
even in the noisy streets of the city,
the impress of their noble functions,
the bright token that they have
but lately come down from your holy mountain;
and in their garments the fragrance of the altar,
that everyone may find them living memorials of you,
accessible to all,
yet more than other men.

Grant that they may contract from the Mass of today
a hunger and thirst for the Mass of the morrow,
that the sacred anticipation be their last thought at night
and your tender summons their first awareness in the morning;
that your priests,
filled with you and your good gifts,
may give largely to the rest of men who look to you.
Amen.

Praying, especially for one particular priest who saddens me (I’d rather not talk about it please, even in a PM. I prefer to pray for him in the silence of my heart.)

PRAYER FOR A PRIEST

O Jesus, our great High Priest,
Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father T.
Give him a deep faith,
a bright and firm hope
and a burning love
which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.

In his loneliness,
comfort him In his sorrows,
strengthen him In his frustrations,
point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified,
and show him that he is needed by the Church,
he is needed by souls,
he is needed for the work of redemption.

O loving Mother Mary,
Mother of Priests,
take to your heart your son
who is close to you because of his priestly ordination,
and because of the power
which he has received to carry on the work of Christ
in a world which needs him so much.

Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength,
and especially help him to live
and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

Amen.

Praying for our priests.

Prayer of a Priest

Jesus, Shepherd of my soul, live in the soul of Your shepherd:
In the depth of Your humility,
In the breadth of Your charity,
In the length of Your patience,
In the strength of Your courage.
Reign in me whom You have called;
Choose for me what you have chosen:
The last and the least,
The lowest and the poorest,
The worst and the hardest,
The crib and the cross.
Give me this day my daily bread, the grace to do my Father’s will:
With pure intention,
With full attention,
To each duty of love,
At each moment of service.
Grant that my only business in life may be my
Father’s business till death, my only eulogy:
“He was Another Christ.” Amen.

"O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for your priests laboring at home
or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your lonely and desolate priests;
for your young priests;
for your aged priests;
for your sick priests;
for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in purgatory.

But above all, I commend to you
the priests dearest to me;
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted
and who gave me your Body and Blood in holy communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me
or helped and encouraged me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted
in any other way.

O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
and bless them abundantly
in time and in eternity. Amen."
(Straight from the Heart by Rev. Fr. Mario Jose C. Ladra)

O Virgin Mary, Queen of the Clergy,
protect and guide our priests. Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

O Almighty Eternal God, look upon the face of Thy Son, and for the love of Him who is the eternal High Priest, have pity on Thy priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the bishop’s hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.

O Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests; for Thy priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy lonely priests; for Thy dying priests; for the souls of Thy priests in purgatory. But above all I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted, and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me, or helped and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly Father T. O Jesus, keep them all close to Thy Heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

praying for our priests…

Praying…
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*O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity. O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power. O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. *Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen

Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine through their weakness. In their afflictions, let them never be crushed; in their doubts, never despair; in temptation, never be destroyed; in persecution, never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and to pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit, put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted. And may the gift of Mary, your Mother, to the Disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

praying for our priests.

Prayer for a Priestly Heart

Give me, O Lord, an ever watchful heart which no subtle speculation may ever lure from you. Give me a noble heart that no unworthy affection shall ever draw downwards to earth. Give me a heart of honesty that no insincerity shall warp. Give me a heart of courage that no distress shall ever crush or quench. Give me a heart so free that no perverted or impetuous affection shall ever claim it for its own.

Amen.

praying for our priests.

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