Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pray for our Priests

(photo credit - Cathcon)

Let us never forget to pray for priests. They are in desparate need of our prayers in this time of spiritual warfare. The prince of this world is striking at the head in order to scatter the flock of Christ's church. Do not fall asleep in this regard as it is our solemn duty to support our parishes with money and our priests with prayers.

Most gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank you for our for our faithful priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of your people.
May our spiritual fathers be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, all the Apostles and their saintly successors. Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for you, for their families, and for all your people throughout the world. May the light of your Truth shine through their lives and their good works.
Assist all spiritual fathers, that through your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in knowledge and understanding of your Truth. May they generously impart this knowledge to those who rely on them.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen+

3 comments:

Ed's Place33 said...

Sanctus Belle
I just discovered your blogsite today when I visted my friend Micki's blogste at Holy Cards for your inspiration.
Your blogsite is beautiful. I love all the beautiful pictures you have posted and the wonderful articles to read. I will be visting your site offen.
God Bless, Ed

swissmiss said...

I have been thinking (and praying) more and more about our priests lately, especially with the dissident ones in our diocese. They all certainly are in need of our prayers!

Sanctus Belle said...

Thanks for stopping by Ed and God bless you!

Swissmiss - rightly said!