Prayer of intercession for our Priests



O God, you who so greatly loves Thy only-begotten Son; did notwithstanding such deep love, allowed Him to us to become at once the Great High Priest and the Saving Victim for the sins of the whole world; we beseech you to pour forth your Holy Spirit, upon Your servants, the priests of your Holy Church and especially

(1. name of your parish Priest, 2. name of the Priest that baptised you and 3. the name of the Bishop who confirmed you);

and grant that in these days of tribulation there may be a great increase in the number and sanctity of vocations to the holy office of the priesthood in our diocese of Achonry and in the whole world and a growing fervor on the part of all those who offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and who minister to the care of souls. We remember

(names of any other living Priests for who you wish to pray for).

O Jesus, our great High Priest, may all the love, help, and merciful compassion of Your Sacred Heart be with Your priests in their life and work, especially in the sacred ministry of the Altar. Graciously accept our prayers and Communions in union therewith, and grant to Your priests who have departed this life everlasting rest and the reward of their labours for the salvation of souls. We prayer in particular for

(names of deceased priests)

Grant these our prayers, O Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep these Thy good and loving servants within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, maintaining their courage to spread thy word and continue your works while retaining a grace of inner peace; we ask all of this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.