Protect Them Oh Lord, Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Beloved Jesus, hear our prayers for the tenderhearted priests who in their love for you are brought to tears.

We pray for our priests whose heart aches at the spiritual sufferings of his flock, and for priests who take on a penance for the penitent just confessed.

We pray for our priests to be protected in their joy, when the movements of heaven reduce their grounding of things on earth.

Hear us Oh Lord as we pray for these men whose hearts are softened in the ways of the Holy that they be protected against all evil.

Amen.

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