Mary, Mother of Priests
Our loving Mother MARY,
Mother of the Church and Mother of all priests,
Bless us with many holy priests.
Continue to give them to strength to carry on
and teach the word of Jesus Christ.
Give them the courage to seek the truth;
The strength to minister the Sacraments; and
The encouragement to fulfill their duties as servants of God.
Guide them to be faithful and open to the gifts of God; and
Open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
Above all, grant our priests the wisdom to govern
The church wisely and
Lovingly serve God's people.
Oh Mother Mary, help our priests. Amen.
1st Place Prayer Contest
St. Mel School, 8th grade
Diocesan Mary's Hour, May 2010