Father most holy,
I offer Thee the prayers, works,
joys, and sufferings of this day
by placing them in the holy and venerable hands of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest, and by saying, as He did upon entering the world,
“Behold, I come to do Thy will” (Hebrews 10:9).
For the sake of all His priests,
[and in particular for Fathers N. and N…,]
I entreat Thy beloved Son to unite my offering to the Sacrifice of the Cross, renewed upon the altars of Thy Church from the rising of the sun to its setting (Malachi 1:11).
Most merciful Father,
look upon these men chosen by Thy Son to show forth His death until He comes (1 Cor 11:26); keep them from the Evil One (John 17:15) and sanctify them in the truth (John 17:17).
Bind them by a most tender love
to the Virgin Mary, their Mother
that, by her intercession, they may be overshadowed by the power of the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:35) in every act of their sacred ministry; thus may their priesthood reveal the Face of Jesus and the merciful love of His Heart, for the fruitfulness of His spouse, the Church. and the praise of Thy glory. Amen.
Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration
Co. Meath, Ireland
Priests are just like us in their humanity. So, knowing ourselves, imagine how much prayer our priests need