Saturday, June 27, 2009

Morning Offering for Priests

A good way to start a day is with this prayer of Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

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 to 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.
Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us to respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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