St. Therese's Prayer for Priests
At the evening Mass for the Feast of St Therese, I shared the following prayer with those present. During this Year for Priests, perhaps you would like to make it your own.
Peace, Fr. Bradley Peterson, O. Carm.
Prayer for Priests
by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
I pray for Your faithful and
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 sick priests;
for Your dying priests;
for the souls of Your priests in
But above all I recommend to You
the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priest who absolved me from my
the priests at whose Masses I have
assisted and who gave me Your
Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed
me and gave me counsel;
all the priests to whom I am indebted
in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your
heart, and bless them abundantly in
time and in eternity.