Saturday, March 19, 2011

Prayer to St. Joseph for Priests

Blessed Joseph, you both saved and served the Word of God,
and the Living Bread come down from heaven.

Look down upon the priests of the Church,
which had its origins in the household over which you presided,
and pray for them that they, too, serve perseveringly the people entrusted to their care.

May priests teach the people faithfully the Word of God,
and break for them daily the Bread of Life.

May they strengthen them in faith and in hope,
console them in hardship and disappointment;
and pray to your Jesus to crown their service of Him on earth
with eternal life with Him in the happiness of heaven for ever.
Source: the booklet "Devotions to Saint Joseph" by Brian Moore, S.J.,
printed and published by the Society of St. Paul.

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us 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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