Sunday, June 01, 2008

Prayer for priests



Prayer by St. Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them.

Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body.

Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your Precious Blood.

Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.

Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion.

Bless their labors with abundant fruit and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.

Amen.

2 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

At Church, we used to sing a hymn called "Tu Es Sacerdos" in either celebrating an ordination, or an anniversary of an ordination. I think we also sang it for Christ the King. Anyway, it's in Latin and it's one of my favorites:0)

I haven't been with the choir for so long, and I miss them terribly. I really do.

Marilena said...

hi sis,

i've made a new Catholic prayer blog:


http://prayersforourlady.wordpress.com/


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