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.