Friday, September 11, 2009

Archdiocesan Prayer for Priests

Archdiocesan Prayer for Priests by Archbishop Michael Miller

God our Father, look with mercy and love
  upon those Your Son has chosen
  to be ministers of Your Word and Sacraments,
  and ardent but gentle shepherds of Your flock.

As spiritual fathers of those entrusted to their care,
  keep them faithful in obedient service to You.

Enkindle in our priests the fire of Your love,
  so that they will seek nothing but Your greater glory
  and the salvation of souls.

We pray that Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary,
  will wrap her mantle around our priests,
  draw them closer to Your heart day by day
  and inspire many young men to answer Your call.

We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
     Amen.

St. John Vianney, pray for us.