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Prayer for Priests
by St. Therese of Lisieux

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O Jesus, Eternal Priest;

 

Keep Your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none can touch them.

 

Keep unstained their anointed HANDS, which daily touch Your Sacred Body.

 

Keep unsullied their LIPS, daily tinged with Your Precious Blood.

 

Keep pure and unworldly their HEARTS, sealed with the sublime marks of the priesthood.

 

Let Your holy love surround and protect them from the world's harmful ideas and practices.

 

Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and their everlasting crown in the hereafter.

 

Amen.