"The life of a priest is an Advent
bringing forth the Incarnation of souls."
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
Let us generously remember our priests in daily prayer.
Each day when I attend Mass, as the priest kisses the altar I pray in particular gratitude for that priest and that he will have a deeper, personal encounter with Christ at that
Also - when the water is added to the wine before the Consecration, I offer particular prayer for seminarians discerning the priesthood and transitional Deacons approaching Ordination - I echo a prayer of Jesus,"Ephphatha" (Be opened). ~ Janette Mass.
When and how do you pray for our priests?
(I will include responses in an upcoming post during Advent.)
I pray for all the clergy when the priest intones the prayer- 'Let us pray for our Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinals, Bishops, priests and all the religious.'ReplyDelete
When the priest lifts the chalice at Mass I pray a prayer of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood: "Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the blood of Jesus."ReplyDelete
May God richly reward you, Ruth and Anne. Every breath of prayer has merit - God hears and answers! I send these daily Eucharistic meditations directly to several hundred email addresses also - and getting some beautiful responses of prayers offered. Stay tuned...ReplyDelete
Be edified by several beautiful responses compiled for 12/20/12 post.ReplyDelete