A Prayer for a Priest

Though they may find great consolation in shepherding souls towards Christ, priests really do have a difficult vocation.  Imagine being the parent of not one, two, even five children, but hundreds, if not thousands!  It’s not easy to give up your life in total service to God and His people.  They need our prayers.   Please consider adding an intention for a specific priest in your life into your daily prayers.  Here is a beautiful prayer that you can use if you find yourself at a loss for words:

O Jesus, our great High Priest,
Hear my humble prayers
on behalf of your priest, Father [N].
Give him a deep faith,
a bright and firm hope and a burning love
which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him.
In his sorrows, strengthen him.
In his frustrations, point out to him
that it is through suffering that the soul is purified.
And show him that he is needed by the Church,
he is needed by souls,
he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests,
take to your heart your son
who is close to you because of his priestly ordination,
and because of the power which he has received
to carry on the work of Christ
in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength,
and especially help him to live
and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

(Source:  Catholic.org)

You can access a printable .pdf copy HERE.

Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to ckadultre@gmail.com.

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