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Saint Ignatius Loyola
Hicksville, New York
Est. 1859

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Prayers for Priests


A Prayer for Vocations in the
Diocese of Rockville Centre

Gracious and loving God, help the
men and women of our Parish
hear the call to serve in the
Diocese of Rockville Centre.

 Our words are great and our
people thirst for Your Presence.

Open our hearts, raise up faithful
servants of the Gospel, dedicated’
holy priests, sisters, brothers,
and deacons, who will spend
themselves for Your people
and their needs.

Bless those who are serving now
with courage and perseverance.

Grant that many will be inspired by
their example and faith.

We ask this through
Jesus Christ our lord.



Prayer for Vocations

 O Jesus, Divine Shepherd of souls,
you called the Apostles to be
fishers of men.

Send us holy priests o Lord
through the intercession of Mary,
Mother and Model of all vocations. 

Let your call be heard and answered
by generous and courageous men
to meet the pressing needs of
Your Church and the world. 

Come, Lord, do not delay.
Send to Your Church holy priests!



Prayer for Priests 

O Jesus,

I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests;
for Your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for Your priests laboring at home
or abroad in distant mission fields.
For Your tempted priests;
for Your lonely and desolate priests;
for Your young priests;
for Your dying priests;
for the souls of Your priests in Purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to You
the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who
gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted
in any other way (especially …).
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.


 (St. Therese of Lisieux)


Prayer for Priests

 Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament
and living perpetually among us through Your Priests,
grant that the words of Your Priests
may be only Your words,
that their gestures be only Your gestures,
and that their lives be a true reflection of Your life.

 Grant that they be men who speak
to god on behalf of His people
and speak to his people of God.
Grant that they be courageous in service,
serving the Church as she asks to be served.

 Grant that they may be men who
witness to eternity in our time,
traveling on the paths of history in Your steps,
and doing good for all.

 Grant that they may be faithful to their commitments,
zealous in their vocation and mission,
clear mirrors of their own identity,
and living the joy of the gift that they have received.

We pray that Your Holy Mother, Mary
present throughout Your life, may be
ever present in the life of Your priests.



A Prayer 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 labours with abundant fruit,
and may the souls to whom they have
ministered to be their joy and consolation
here and in Heaven their beautiful
and everlasting crown.


 O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us.

Obtain for us a number of holy priests.


date last changed: 09/13/2009
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