Prayers for Priests Monthly Calendar

You can pray for a living and deceased priest from the Diocese of Lansing by name each day!  There are also additional prayers for priests below. 

Prayers for Priests - 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. 

Prayer Suggestions:

  • 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. 

Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops 
Give them your gifts, Lord

Diocesan Priests
Never leave them, Lord
Priests in seminary work
Give them your wisdom, Lord
Priests in hospital work
Give them constancy, Lord
Priests who are ill
Heal them, Lord
Priests in danger
Deliver them, Lord
Priests who are weak
Strengthen them, Lord
Priests who are poor
Relieve them, Lord
Priests who are zealous
Help them, Lord
Priests who want to love you
Enkindle their hearts, Lord
Priests who are sad
Console them, Lord
Priests who are worried
Give them peace, Lord
Priests who are old
Sustain them, Lord
Priests who are young
Impel them for your glory, Lord
Priests who are alone
Accompany them, Lord
Missionary Priests
Protect them, Lord
Priests who are preachers
Enlighten them, Lord
Priests who direct souls
Instruct them, Lord
Parish Priests
Give them prudence, Lord
Religious Priests
Make them perfect, Lord
Priests most in need
Carry them, Lord
Priests who have died
Bring them glory, Lord
On all the Church, militant and suffering
Lord, have mercy

For all Priests:

Give them Your wisdom, Lord. Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
Give them virtue. Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
Give them patience and charity.   May they be men of prayer.
Give them obedience and kindness. May faith shine forth in them.
Give them a burning zeal for souls.     May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls
Give them respect for their dignity. May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
Give them a great love for Mary.   May their hands know only how to bless.
Give them rectitude and justice. May they burn with love for You and for Mary.
Give them the gift of counsel.       May all their steps be for the glory of God.
Give them strength in their labors. Let them be the salt of the earth.
Give them peace in their sufferings. Let them be other Christs.
Give them an intense love for the Eucharist. Let them be holy in body and soul.
Give them loyalty to the Holy See and their Bishops. Let them be the light of souls.
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 through him.

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).  


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.