Spirituality for Today – January 2010 – Volume 14, Issue 6

Prayer for Priests

By Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Divine Savior Jesus Christ,
who has entrusted the whole work of your redemption, the welfare and salvation of the world
to priests as Your representatives, through the hands of your most holy Mother
and for the sanctification of your priests and candidates for the priesthood,
I offer you this present day wholly and entirely,
with all its prayers, works, joys, sacrifices and sorrows.
Give us truly holy priests who, inflamed with the fire of Your divine love,
seek nothing but Your greater glory and the salvation of our souls.
And you, Mary, good Mother of priests,
protect all priests in dangers of their holy vocation and,
with the loving hand of a Mother,
also lead back to the Good Shepherd these poor priests
who have become unfaithful to their exalted vocation
and have gone astray. Amen