Saturday, November 3, 2007

Please Pray for Fr. Francis Mary

of Life on the Rock

Prayer for Priests

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

John Joseph, Cardinal Carberry (+1998)
Archbishop of St. Louis 1968-1979

Please pray and offer sacrifice for Fr. Francis Mary and all our priests who are constantly under the attack of the devil.


Easter A. said...

Thanks Esther. I would like to add: please pray for Fr. R., a very young priest who recently gave a talk to the youth at a youth gathering. Words were spoken that do not uphold the traditions of our church.

Esther said...

Oh Easter! Praying.