Mary’s Mantle, Thursday’s Prayer for Priests.


Loving Father,

I praise you, I love you, I adore you. Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten the minds of our priest to the truth of your Son, Jesus, Priest and Victim.
Through the same Spirit guide their hearts to his Sacred Heart, to renew in them a priestly passion that they, too, might lay down their life upon the altar.
May your Spirit wash away their impurities and free them from all my transgressions
in the Cup of Salvation, let only your will be done in them.
May the Blessed Mother of your dearly beloved Son, wrap her mantle around them and protect them from all evil. May she guide them to do whatever He tells them. May she teach them to have the heart of St. Joseph, her spouse, to protect and care for the Church his bride. And may her pierced heart inspire them to embrace as their own your children who suffer at the foot of the cross.
I humbly cry to her: please be their consoling mother, and help them to be a better son.
Lord, make them a holy priest, inflamed with the fire of your love, seeking nothing
but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.
I humbly bless and thank you, my Father, through the Spirit, in Christ Jesus, your Son and our brother.