Litany for Priests

LITANY FOR PRIESTS
(for private use only)

God the Father,
Son,
And Holy Spirit,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Jesus, our High Priest,
Sacrifice,
And Teacher,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Bless our Holy Father,
Our Bishops,
And Priests,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Give them the strength of Thy grace,
And the love of Thy Heart,
And the spirit of sacrifice of Thine own divine life,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Make them firm in faith,
Holy in conduct,
And faithful in Thy service,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Fill them with the zeal of the Apostles,
With the courage of the martyrs,
With the spirit of the confessors,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Grant that they may convert the sinners,
Correct the erring,
Teach the ignorant,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Strengthen them with joy in their labors,
With patience in their sufferings,
With endurance in their struggles,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Preserve them in love for the little ones,
In zeal for the education of the youth,
In loyalty to people and country,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Bless their words in the pulpit,
Their instructions in school,
Their admonitions in the confessional and at the sickbed,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Preserve them from the temptations of the wicked enemy,
From the hostile plots of unscrupulous men,
From all occasions of sin,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Make us one with them in faith,
Loyal in divine service,
And holy in life,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.

Give us holy Bishops,
Holy priests,
Holy missionaries,
We beseech Thee,  hear us.
(A Prayerbook of Favorite Litanies-Hebert)