Prayers for Priests

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Thy priests within the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart, where none may touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of Thy Priesthood. Let Thy Holy Love surround them from the world's contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit. May the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and their everlasting crown hereafter. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Eternal High Priest, let Thy love flow into the hearts of Thy priests and transform them into living images of Thee. By Thy grace, make them true apostles of Thy Sacred Heart. I pray for the fulfillment of the promise Thou madest to St. Margaret Mary: "I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts." on here, and their everlasting crown hereafter. May Thy Kingdom come to the hearts of all through the ministry of holy priests! Amen.