A Daily Prayer for Priests
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who commanded that the men whom You called and set apart for the service of Your holy altars, should themselves be holy: grant such holiness to Your priests that in them Your Father may take delight, and Your Bride, the Church, find consolation. Send the promised Paraclete upon them to keep them firm in their faith in the midst of an unbelieving world; to keep them ardent in their love among those that do not love You; to keep them pure amidst the impure; and to keep them for Yourself amidst those who are as yet not Yours - but whom You, O gentle Shepherd, came to seek and to save. Through the intercession of our most gracious Lady and Queen, Your Mother, Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, give them grace so to serve You among all the changes and chances of this passing world that, at the hour of their death, they may be ready to enter with You, O Eternal High Priest, into the sanctuary not made by human hands, where You live for ever to make intercession for us, and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.