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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Prayer of the Day A Prayer for Priests and Bishops

Prayer for Priests and Bishops:

O Jesus, 
I pray for your faithful and reverent priests; 
for your unfaithful and tepid priests; 
for your priests labouring 
at home or abroad in distant mission fields; 
for your tempted priests; 
for your lonely and desolate priests; 
for your dying priests; 
for the souls of your priests in purgatory. 

But above all, 
I recommend to you the priests dearest to me: 
the priest who baptized me; 
the priests who absolved me from my sins; 
the priests who absolved me from my sins; 
the priests of whose Masses I assisted and who gave me 
your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; 
the priests who taught and instructed me; 
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way 
(especially ....) 

O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart, 
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. 
Amen. 

Composed by Saint Thesese of the Child Jesus. 

Note: I do not know where this prayer came from. I copied it to my evernote prayer book and forgot to attribute the source. With all that has been going on of late I have been extra faithful in praying for priests. For priests I know, and for priests in general. I can count on one hand the number of priests I have encountered in life that I have had a bad experience with in some way or fashion. and I could count many many priests that I have encountered that were great pastors, prayer warriors, and exceptional men. And I have read some incredible books by priests, and about priests.

Last month I posted a different 'Prayer for Priests'.


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