Prayer for Priests- Commendation of the Holy Father

Posted on April 25, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Prayer for Priests

Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
and living perpetually among us through Your Priests,
grant that the words of Your Priests may be only Your words,
that their gestures be only Your gestures,
and that their lives be a true reflection of Your life.
Grant that they may be men who speak to God on behalf of His people,
and speak to His people of God.
Grant that they be courageous in service,
serving the Church as she asks to be served.
Grant that they may be men who witness to eternity in our time,
travelling on the paths of history in Your steps,
and doing good for all.
Grant that they may be faithful to their commitments,
zealous in their vocation and mission,
clear mirrors of their own identity,
and living the joy of the gift they have received.

We pray that Your Holy Mother, Mary,present throughout Your life,
may be ever present in the life of Your Priests.
© Copyright 2008 – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Commendation of the Holy Father
for the initiative of the Congregation for the Clergy

Vatican. Through the Secretary of State, the Holy Father Benedict XVI has expressed his personal satisfaction to the Congregation for the Clergy for the initiative of that Congregation entitled “Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity” which is currently spreading throughout the world.

The Supreme Pontiff, “grateful for the thoughtful action and the sentiments that the Congregation has suggested, and hopeful that the love and devotion to the Eucharist Lord and devotion to Mary, Mother of Christ the High Priest might give new fervour to the life and the apostolate of priests, imparts his apostolic blessing” as a seal of that hope.


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