Feast of St. Mark the Apostle – Priest’s Prayers
The God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11
Priest’s Prayer- OSA
O Lord, God of Hosts!
You made Your Angels winds,
and Your servants flames of fire!
Send Your messenger spirits out in the power of Your Word,
to call laborers into the harvest, to add their light to our words
when we preach Your Gospel,
and to call the faithful to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.
Send forth Your Angels as flames of fire to purify our hearts,
to teach us anew holy reverence before You
as we stand at Your altar ,
as once Your angel taught Moses from the Burning Bush!
May Your Angels strengthen us in all that is good,
inflame our hearts with Your love,
and with their flaming sword protect us
and our flock from the roaring lion
that roams about seeking the ruin of souls.
Grant that by heeding their voice
and following the light of their inspirations,
we may escape all evil and come to the eternal home
that You have prepared for us,
so that together with Your angels and saints
we may sing Your praises for ever and ever. Amen.
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Three prayers published by the Congregation for Clergy along with its message for the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. The day will be celebrated May 30, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Publisher & Date:Vatican, April 22, 2008
1st Reading Holy Mass
1 Peter 5
1 The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech, who am myself also an ancient, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ: as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come:
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint, but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre’s sake, but voluntarily:
Neither as lording it over the clergy, but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart. 4
And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. 5
In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.6
Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation:
Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.
Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you.
To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.12
By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.
The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark.
Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.