Divine Saviour, Jesus
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.
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.
May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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