Prayer for Priests
Diocese of Antigonish
Please Pray for a Priest Each Day

Prayer for Priests
Diocese of Antigonish
Please Pray for a Priest Each Day

Let us show our love and appreciation for our priests, and others serving in our diocese, by praying each day.

Please use the calendar as your guide for your daily prayer intention.
Eternal Father,
we lift up to you these
and all the priests
of the world.
Sanctify them.
Heal them; guide them.
Mold them into the
likeness and holiness
of your Son, Jesus,
the Eternal High Priest.
May their lives be pleasing to You.
In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN

O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, live in (name of priest),
act in him, speak in and through him.
Think Your thoughts in his mind, love through his heart.
Give him Your own dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul; take over his entire personality and life.
Replace him with Yourself.
Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving;
pray in and through him.
Let him live in you and keep him in this intimate union always.
O Mary, Immaculate Conception, Mother of Jesus and Mother of Priests,
Pray and intercede for (____________).
AMEN

Let us Pray For:
The Holy Father
+ Fill him with your grace, Lord.
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops
+ Give them your gifts, Lord
Diocesan Priests
+ Never leave them, Lord
Priests in seminary work
+ Give them your wisdom, Lord.
Priests in hospital work
+ Give them constancy, Lord
Priests who are ill
+ Heal them, Lord.
Priests who are in danger
+ Deliver them, Lord.
Priests who are weak
+ Strengthen them, Lord.
Priests who are poor
+ Relieve them, Lord
Priests who are zealous
+ Help them, Lord.
Priests who are worried
+ Give them peace, Lord
Priests who are old
+ Sustain them, Lord.
Priests who are young
+ Impel them for your glory Lord.
Priests who are alone
+ Accompany them, Lord.
Missionary Priests
+ Protect them, Lord.
Priests who are preachers
+ Enlighten them, Lord.
Priests who direct souls
+ Instruct them, Lord.
Parish priests
+ Give them prudence, Lord.
Religious priests
+ Make them perfect, Lord.
On all the Church ---
+ Lord, have mercy

For all priests
Give them your wisdom, Lord.
Give them virtue.
Give them patience and charity.
Give them obedience and kindness.
Give them a burning zeal for souls.
Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
Give them loyalty to the Holy See and their Bishops.
Give them respect for their dignity.
Give them a great love for Mary.
Give them rectitude and justice.
Give them the gift of counsel.
Give them strength in their labours.
Give them peace in their sufferings.
Give them humility and generosity.
Let them be the light of souls.
Let them be the salt of the earth.
Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
Let them be other Christs.
Let them be holy in body and soul.
May they be men of prayer.
May faith shine forth in them.
May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
May their hands know how to bless.
May they burn with the love of You and Mary.
May all their steps be for the glory of God.
May the Holy Spirit possess them,
and give them his Gifts and fruits in abundance.
Let us pray:
O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are the soul and the life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide.
AMEN