Daily Prayer for Priests
Beginning January 1st, AM 1260 The Rock invites our listeners to join us in our daily prayer for a priest of our diocese. Twice each day, we will pray for one of the priests serving the Diocese of Cleveland. Our priests bring us the sacraments, and care for our souls, and they need our ongoing prayers to continue to be the good and faithful shepherds we need them to be.
Prayers for Priests
“Most gracious Heavenly Father, we thank you for this priest and his vocation to the priesthood. May his spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion lead us to a deeper love of you and others. May the light of your Truth shine through his life. Assist him through your Grace so that he steadily grows in holiness and in knowledge of your Truth. Please bless him and all of our priests and bishops. May they be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, all the Apostles, and their saintly successors. Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for you, for those they serve, and for all your people throughout the world. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
“Eternal God, we thank you for the blessing of this priest, who represents you on this earth. Make him more greatly aware of the grace that you pour out through him when he ministers the sacraments, and help him to fall more deeply in love with You after each and every Mass that is celebrated. Please strengthen him… so that he may lovingly and courageously shepherd your flock. May we support him by offering our prayers, fasting and encouragement. We thank you God for the gift of his vocation. Allow him to remain an example of your Truth and a guide to all those he is entrusted to serve. We ask these things of You, our Lord, our Eternal Priest. Amen.”