St. Therese's Prayer for Priests

Dear Parishioners,

At the evening Mass for the Feast of St. Thérèse, 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.
Pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Phoenix
Year for Priests 2009-2010

Prayer for Priests

by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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 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. Amen.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
pray for us!
Saint Agnes,
pray for us!

Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo,
¡ruega por nosotros!
Santa Inés,
¡ruega por nosotros!