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A Daily Prayer For Priests

A Daily Prayer For Priests
(St. Therese of the Child Jesus)

 

O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests,
for Your unfaithful and tepid priests,
for Your priests laboring at home
or abroad in distant mission fields,

for Your tempted priests,
for Your lonely and desolate priests,
for Your young 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 have absolved me from my sins,
the priests at whose Masses I’ve assisted
and who have given 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.

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

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in You we contemplate

the splendor of true love;
to You we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience
violence, rejection, and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
Graciously hear our prayer.

Amen