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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

PRAYERS FOR OUR PRIESTS


Prayers for Our Priests... 
Without them there is NO Holy Eucharist!!

In my parish there are those who take every opportunity to criticize and fight against our parish priest and have been doing this over many years... we have lost 3 highly devout and holy priests, true to the Teachings of the Magisterium.  

Laity has decided THEY are in charge and KNOW WHAT’S BEST, even sinking down to threatening that their contributions will stop! 

We need to SUPPORT our priests, they have a hard job!! 


 We need to bring back the 
RESPECT AND LOVE for our priests. 

Please join me in praying for them every day and BE SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR PRIEST… 


Following are FIVE PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS...PLEASE PASS THEM ON.




A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS 
By John Cardinal O'Connor

Lord Jesus, we your people pray to You for our priests. You have given them to us for OUR needs. We pray for them in THEIR needs.

We know that You have made them priests in the likeness of your own priesthood. You have consecrated them, set them aside, anointed them, filled them with the Holy Spirit, appointed them to teach, to preach, to minister, to console, to forgive, and to feed us with Your Body and Blood.

Yet we know, too, that they are one with us and share our human weaknesses. We know too that they are tempted to sin and discouragement as are we, needing to be ministered to, as do we, to be consoled and forgiven, as do we. Indeed, we thank You for choosing them from among us, so that they understand us as we understand them, suffer with us and rejoice with us, worry with us and trust with us, share our beings, our lives, our faith.

We ask that You give them this day the gift You gave Your chosen ones on the way to Emmaus: Your presence in their hearts, Your holiness in their souls, Your joy in their spirits. And let them see You face to face in the breaking of the Eucharistic bread.

We pray to You, O Lord, through Mary the mother of all priests, for Your priests and for ours. Amen.

March, 1995



NOVENA FOR PRIESTS

Jesus, Good Shepherd,

You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church

and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of Your priests.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, grant to Your priests

wisdom in leading,

faithfulness in teaching,

and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful, "Abba, Father!"

may Your priests be ever more closely identified 

with You in Your divine Son-ship

and offer their own lives with You, the one saving Victim.


Make them helpful brothers of one another,

and understanding fathers of all Your people.

On this Pentecost Sunday, renew in Your priests 

deeper faith,

greater trust in You,

childlike reliance on our Mother Mary,

and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Father and his bishops.

Holy Mary, intercede for your priests.
St. Joseph, protect them.
St. Michael, defend them.
St. John Vianney, pray for them.




LITANY FOR PRIESTS

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
give all priests Thy spirit of humility;

Jesus, poor and worn out for souls,
give all priests Thy spirit of zeal;

Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners,
give all priests Thy spirit of compassion;

Jesus, victim for the sins of the world,
give all priests Thy spirit of sacrifice;

Jesus, lover of the little and the poor,
give all priests Thy spirit of charity.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us;

and obtain for us numerous and holy
priests and religious.

Amen.










PROTECTION FOR OUR PRIESTS

O Jesus, Eternal Priest

Keep Thy Priests within the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart where none may touch them.

Keep unstained their hands, which daily touch Thy Sacred Body;

Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with Thy Precious Blood,

Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of Thy Priesthood.

Let Thy Holy Love surround them from the world’s contagion.  Bless their labors with abundant fruit.

May the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and their everlasting crown in heaven.

Amen.






MORE PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS CAN BE FOUND AT:
http://www.adoremus.org/Prayers-for-priests.html