Prayer to the Sacred
Heart for Priests
O JESUS, Eternal Priest, keep all Thy priests within the shelter of Thy
Sacred Heart where none may harm them. Keep unstained their anointed
hands which daily touch Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips purpled
with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed
with the sublime marks of Thy glorious priesthood. Let Thy holy
love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and
may the souls to whom
they have ministered be here below their joy and consolation and
in Heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.
O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us;
obtain for us a number of holy priests.