Increase in Sanctity, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Precious Lord,

We pray this day for our consecrated women that their sanctity continues to increase and that their communities continue to grow so that they may serve those who are in need. We pray that our Sisters and Nuns continue to see you in the least of humanity, but that they also see you in those of power who fail to see you in themselves. We pray that they help bring you to those who are poor and impoverished in body or in spirit. Guide them Lord and grant them boundless grace.

Amen.

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Sanctify their Ministry, Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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This prayer comes from an old leaflet that is a rosary for priests.

O Jesus, You are the Eternal High Priest. Because You are true God and true man, You are the only Mediator between God and man. Through You, the merciful Father gives man salvation and through You, man is led back to Him.

You have established priests as Your collaborators to perpetuate in the Holy Mass, the Sacrifice of Your death on the Cross and to sanctify souls through their ministry.

0 Jesus, choose from all the people of the world worthy and numerous ministers so that all souls may find salvation.

0 Jesus, Savior of the world, sanctify Your priests and seminarians.

0 God, who have established Your only-begotten Son as the Eternal High Priest, grant, we beseech You, that those who are chosen by Christ as ministers of Your mysteries may be kept always faithful in the fulfillment of their service.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Sanctifying Journey, Prayer for Priests

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Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, who have entrusted your work of redemption to the priests, who take your place on earth, I offer you, through the hands of your most holy Mother, for the sanctification of your priests and future priests this whole day, all my prayers, works, joys, sacrifices and sufferings. Give us saintly priests. Grant to them apostolic hearts, filled with love for you and all the souls belonging to you, so that, being themselves sanctified in you, they may sanctify us who are entrusted to their care and bring us safely into Heaven. Loving Jesus, bless all their priestly work and sacrifice. Bless all their prayers and words at the altar and in the confessional, in the pulpit, in the school and at the sickbed. Call many young men to the priesthood and the monastic life. Protect and sanctify all who will become your priests. And grant to the souls of the priests who have departed this life, eternal rest. And do you, Mary, Mother of all priests, take them under your special protection and lead them ever to the highest priestly sanctity. Amen.