Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Prayer for Priests

We beseech you, Almighty God, for all those in sacred orders who minister in your name in the Church throughout all the world. In time of weakness, strengthen them, in trial uphold them, and in perplexity direct them. Increase in them the spirit of fervour and love, and of a sound mind, that they may worthily celebrate your sacraments and diligently preach your Word, and set forth your glory, to the building-up of the Church and the salvation of souls; that so all peoples may become your inheritance and the outermost parts of the earth your possession. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.