Prayer for Priests

Today, August 4th is the Memorial of Saint Jean Vianney, Priest.

St. Jean Vianney is the patron saint of priests.

In honor of his feast, I want to share a prayer I learned from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

It’s known as Saint Faustina’s Prayer for Priests.

It’s a beautiful prayer that comes directly from paragraph 1052 of her Diary.

St. Faustina recorded the prayer on March 24, 1937 — Wednesday of Holy Week that year.

The text is below.


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Saint Faustina’s Prayer for Priests

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; You yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of your 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 Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things.

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