Prayer for the Priests

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I heard the 8pm mass last Sunday in our parish. I preferred that schedule because, the mass goers are fewer compared to the early schedules. The priest who presides the mass is the parish guest priest, Father Mico. I remember in one of his homilies, he told the masses that even when we are participating in the homily mass, the devil does not stop tempting people. Father Mico said that the devil will try to take our attention from hearing the homily, that it may cause us to feel sleepy and many other things. Father Mico said that even he is not an exemption.

I remembered that homily, because last Sunday, after the consecration of the holy Eucharist, the prayer that Father Mico prayed was for the consecration! I was stunned realizing that maybe, a “bad thing” made it to happen. I felt bad because maybe, we people were not praying and concentrating enough, that our priest was attacked by satan. :(

While I was arranging my stuff, I found a program which was used in one of Acies I participated in, during my Legion days. At the back of the program I found a simple prayer for our priest. I believe that we should always pray for our priests. They are fragile to every temptation just like us. They pray for their people and in return we should pray for them, too.

Here’s the prayer for the priest which I like to share with you.

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father. 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. Amen.

God bless our priests.

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