Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, light of the world, I adore Thee; for Thee I live, for Thee I die. Amen.
My GOD, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.
This prayer is from the Diary of St. Mary Faustina Kowalska [1905-1938] of the Divine Mercy Devotion.
O MY JESUS, I beg Thee on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light Thy Spirit, and give power to the words of priests, so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to Thee.
Lord, give us holy priests; Thou Thyself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and great High Priest, may the power of Thy mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests.
May the power of Thy mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for Thou can do all things. I ask Thee, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for the priests before whom I will make my confessions throughout my lifetime. Amen.
A Prayer for Priests
O Jesus, eternal High Priest, Divine
Thou Who in an unspeakable burst
of love for men, Thy brethren, didst cause the Christian priesthood to spring forth from
Thy Sacred Heart, vouchsafe to pour forth upon Thy priests continual living streams
of infinite love.
in them, transform them into Thee; make them, by Thy grace, fit
of Thy mercy; do Thou act in them and through them, and grant, that they may become
wholly one with Thee by their faithful imitation of Thy virtues; and, in Thy Name and
by the strength of Thy spirit, may they do the works which Thou didst
accomplish for the salvation of the world.
Redeemer of souls, behold how great is the multitude of those who still
in the darkness of error; reckon up the number of those unfaithful sheep who stray
to the edge of the precipice; consider the throngs of the poor, the hungry, the
ignorant and the feeble who groan in their abandoned condition.