PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
O Almighty Eternal
God, look upon the face of thy Christ, and for love of Him
who is the eternal High Priest, have pity on Thy priests.
Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak
and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their
vocation which is in them by the imposition of the Bishop's
hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the enemy prevail
against them, so that they may never do anything in the
slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, I pray Thee
for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and
tepid priests; for Thy priests labouring at home or abroad
in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy
lonely and desolate priests; for Thy young priests; for Thy
aged priests; for Thy sick priests; for Thy dying priests;
for the souls of Thy priests in purgatory.
But above all I
commend to Thee the priests dearest to me: the priest who
baptised me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the
priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Thy Body
and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and
instructed me or helped me and encouraged me; all the
priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly
N.N. O Jesus, keep them all close to Thy heart, and bless
them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.
O Mary, Queen of the
Clergy, pray for us and send us many and holy priests.
A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
them, I pray Thee dearest Lord,
Keep them for they are Thine -
Thy priests whose lives burn out before
The consecrated shrine.
Keep them for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart;
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, -
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them, and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them, and O remember, Lord,
They have no one but Thee,
Yet they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless. Amen.
Say one Our Father and
one Hail Mary.
Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.
SUPERIORS AND THOSE UNDER THEIR CHARGE
everlasting God, who alone workest great wonders, pour down
upon Thy servants of the Priestly Society of St Pius X and
upon their flocks the spirit of Thy saving grace; and that
they may truly please Thee, pour down upon them the dew of
Thy continual blessing, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
SOCIETY OF ST
PIUS X PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
(To be said after the daily Rosary.)
(Repeat each of the four invocations twice.)
O Lord, grant us
O Lord, grant us holy priests!
O Lord, grant us many holy priests!
O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations!
V. St Pius X
R. Pray for us.
PRAYER FOR MORE
O God, Who wishes
all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the
truth, send forth, we beseech Thee, labourers into the
harvest: inspire many young people with the generous desire
of devoting their lives to Thy service; grant that there may
be a great increase in the number and sanctity of vocations
to the priesthood and to the religious life, so that Thy
Holy Name may be glorified and many souls may be brought to
know and serve Thee, the One true God, and Him Whom Thou
hast sent, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.