Diocese of Lansing, Michigan
Please pray for a priest each day
Let us show our love and appreciation for our priests by praying
each day for a particular priest. The calendar on the back lists a
different priest for each day of the month.
† Mass † Rosary
† Fasting † Holy Hour
† Eucharistic Adoration † Other Devotions
Eternal Father, we lift up to you these and all priests of the world. Sanctify them. Heal them; guide them. Mold them into the likeness and holiness of Your Son, Jesus, the Eternal High Priest. May their lives be pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
† Let Us Pray For:
The Holy Father
-Fill him with your grace, Lord. Priests who are worried
Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops -Give them peace, Lord.
-Give them your gifts, Lord. Priests who are old
Diocesan Priests -Sustain them, Lord
-Never leave them, Lord. Priests who are young
Priests in seminary work -Impel them for your glory, Lord.
-Give them your wisdom, Lord. Priests who are alone
Priests in hospital work -Accompany them, Lord.
-Give them constancy, Lord. Missionary Priests
Priests who are ill -Protect them, Lord.
-Heal them, Lord. Priests who are preachers
Priests in danger -Enlighten them, Lord.
-Deliver them, Lord Priests who direct souls
Priests who are weak -Instruct them, Lord.
-Strengthen them, Lord. Parish Priests
Priests who are poor -Give them prudence, Lord.
-Relieve them, Lord. Religious Priests
Priests who are zealous -Make them perfect, Lord.
-Help them, Lord Priests most in need
Priests who want to love you -Carry them, Lord.
-Enkindle their hearts, Lord. Priests who have died
Priests who are sad -Bring them glory, Lord.
-Console them, Lord. On all the Church, militant
-Lord, have mercy.
For all Priests:
† Give them Your wisdom, Lord. † Give them virtue.
† Give them patience and charity. † Give them obedience and kindness.
† Give them a burning zeal for souls. † Give them respect for their dignity.
† Give them a great love for Mary. † Give them rectitude and justice.
† Give them the gift of counsel. † Give them strength in their labors.
† Give them peace in their sufferings.
† Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
† Give them loyalty to the Holy See and their Bishops.
† Let them be the light of souls. † Let them be the salt of the earth.
† Let them be other Christs. † Let them be holy in body and soul.
† Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
† Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
† May they be men of prayer. † May faith shine forth in them.
† May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
† May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
† May their hands know only how to bless.
† May they burn with love for You and for Mary.
† May all their steps be for the glory of God.
† May the Holy Spirit possess them and give them his Gifts in abundance.
O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, live in (name of priest), act in him, speak in
and through him.
Think your thoughts in his mind, love through his heart.
Give him Your own dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul; take over his entire personality and life.
Replace him with Yourself.
Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving; pray in him and
Let him live in You and keep him in this intimate union always.
O Mary, Immaculate Conception, Mother of Jesus and Mother of priests,
pray and intercede for (name of priest). Amen.
† Let us Pray:
O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are the soul and life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide. Amen.