Assist Our Pastors and All Consecrated, Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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O Jesus, Good Shepherd, raise up in all parish communities, priests and deacons, religious, consecrated lay people and missionaries according to the needs of the whole world, which you love and want to save.

We entrust to you in a particular way our parish community; create in it the spiritual atmosphere of the first Christians in order that it may be a cenacle of prayer where we lovingly receive the Holy Spirit and his gifts.

Assist our pastors and all consecrated souls. Guide the steps of those who have generously welcomed your call and prepared themselves for Holy Orders or the profession of the evangelical counsels. Direct your loving gaze to the many well-disposed young people and invite them to follow you. Help them to understand that only in you they can achieve their fulfillment.

We entrust these great desires of your Heart to the powerful intercession of Mary, Mother and model of all vocations, and beg you to sustain our faith in the certainty that the Father will listen to what you yourself have instructed us to ask for.

Amen

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To Console, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Mother Mary,

Our holy women are flesh as we are flesh, heart and souls with emotions and doubts. When faced with hardships guide them to turn to your Son and recognize the adversity and pain in his holy perseverance.

When they doubt the strength to endure the sadness that weakens the knees and clouds the mind, wrap them in your arms that knew the helplessness of another’s sorrows.

Hear our prayers, Blessed Mother, that we may know how to console them in their needs as they have consoled us in Jesus name. Bless our Sisters and Nuns in their times of struggle.

Amen

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Strength in Ministry, Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.

We pray that Mary will guide priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you.”

May priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse.

May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.

May priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.

Amen.

St John Vianney, pray for us.

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