Photo of the church sanctuary during services with people sitting in the pews.

Prayer for our Priests


We thank you, God our Father, for those who have

responded to your call to priestly ministry. Accept

this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with

the sure knowledge of your love. Open their hearts to the

power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead them to new

depths of union with your Son. Increase in them profound

faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish,

strengthen and heal us.

Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire

us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as

men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will.

O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your

maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of

your Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering the

Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each

day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus

Christ. Amen.

St. John Vianney, universal patron of priests,

pray for us and our priests.

A Prayer for our Priests