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PRAYER FOR PRIESTS IN THE YEAR OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Lord Jesus Christ
Son of the Living God and Eternal High Priest
we praise and thank You for the gift of the priest.
We thank You for sending us shepherds after Your own Heart.

As we celebrate the year of the priesthood
we ask You to send Your gift of the HOLY SPIRIT upon
the Pope, our bishops, priests and deacons.
Sustained by the Spirit, let them strive to be faithful
in fulfilling their duties, holy and reverent in celebrating the sacraments,
compassionate in serving Your people, courageous admidst trials and challenges.

We also pray for more vocations to the priesthood.
Continue to call generous-hearted men, eager to respond to Your call
to renew and tranform the society.

May we, as one community, together with the clergy and religious
work together under the banner of Your Sacred Heart
so that JUSTICE, TRUTH and PEACE may truly reign among us.
We ask this of YOU who lives and reigns with the FATHER and the HOLY SPIRIT
ONE GOD forever and ever.
AMEN.

Jesus, Eternal High Priest
Have mercy on us.

Mary, Mother of the Church
Pray for us.

St. John Marie Vianney
Pray for us.