Divine Savior Jesus Christ, Who hast entrusted the weal and woe of Thy Holy Church to priests, with all the fervor of my heart I recommend to Thee the wants of my pastor and all priests. Enrich them more and more with true priestly sanctity! Give them generous, all-embracing , apostolic hearts, full of love for Thee and for all Thy souls, so that they, being themselves sanctified in Thee may sanctify us who are confided to their care and lead us safely to heaven. Bestow upon them in rich abundance all Thy priestly graces! Let them ever give us a glowing example of love and fidelity towards Holy Mother Church, towards the Pope and bishops, and grant that by word and example they may shine as models of every virtue.
Most loving Jesus, bless all their priestly labors and sacrifices! Bless all their prayers and words at the altar and in the confessional, in the pulpit, and in school, in confraternities and at the bedside of the sick! Protect and preserve them in all dangers from within and from without!
Divine Savior, give to Thy Church priests who abound in true holiness! Call many good boys and young men to the priestly and religious state! Aid and sanctify all those who are to become Thy priests! And to the souls of departed priests grant everlasting rest!
But to me give a true spirit of faith and humble obedience, in order that in my pastor I may ever behold the representative of God and willingly follow all His teachings! Amen.
(One who recites any ecclesiastically approved prayer for vocations to he priestly and religious state can gain an indulgence of 7 years and 7 quarantines; and once a month, if a prayer is said every day, a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. –Pius X, Oct. 27 and Nov. 9, 1907)
Imprimatur: +Paulus Petrus, Sinus Viridis.
Datum Sinu Viridi. d. XXII. Jan. 1935.