Today, as in every time, the devil works to destroy our relationship with Christ, most notably targeting those who bring Christ to us, especially our priests. A simple but noble and effective way to shore up our priests is through prayer. St. Therese of the Child Jesus composed this beautiful petition of support:
The Daily Prayer For Priests
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 priest
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 absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave 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 (especially …).
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.
Please consider praying for our priests every day so that they may continue to lovingly bring Christ to the world.