Thursday, April 13, 2006

Before I dash away...

I wanted you to have a little something to offer for your parish priest while he is washing feet tonight. Just print it off or if you have a copy of the Holy Week Magnificat, pray the following prayer for all priests throughout the world, especially for those who are struggling or have difficulties in their various ministries or apostolates. Also, if you live in Oklahoma, call the parish and remind them to turn on the A/C for tonight; the weather forecast was off by about 30 degrees!

Divine Savior Jesus Christ, who has entrusted the whole work of your redemption, the welfare, and salvation of the world to priests as your representatives, through the hands of your most holy Mother and for the sanctification of your priests and candidates for the priesthood, I offer you this present day wholly and entirely, with all its prayers, works, joys, sacrifices, and sorrows. Give us truly holy priests who, inflamed with the fire of your divine love, seek nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of our souls.
And you, Mary, good Mother of priests, protect all priests in the dangers of their holy vocation and, with the loving hand of a mother, also lead back to the Good Shepherd those poor priests who have become unfaithful to their exalted vocation and have gone astray. Amen.

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