Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood for the Sanctification of Priests 
in the Archdiocese of St. Louis
 

Morning Offering for Priests 

by Father Mark Kirby O.S.B.
 

Father most holy,

I offer Thee the prayers, works,

joys, and sufferings of this day  

by placing them in the holy and venerable hands

of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest,  

and by saying, as He did upon entering the world,  

"Behold, I come to do Thy will" (Hebrews 10:9).  


For the sake of all His priests, 

[and in particular for Fathers N. and N.,]

I entreat Thy beloved Son to unite my offering

to the Sacrifice of the Cross,

renewed upon the altars of Thy Church  

from the rising of the sun to its setting (Malachi 1:11).


Most merciful Father,  

look upon these men chosen by Thy Son

to show forth His death until He comes (1 Cor 11:26);  

keep them from the Evil One (John 17:15)  

and sanctify them in the truth (John 17:17).


Bind them by a most tender love

to the Virgin Mary, their Mother  

that, by her intercession,  they may be overshadowed 

by the power of the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:35)

in every act of their sacred ministry;  

thus may their priesthood reveal

the Face of Jesus and the merciful love of His Heart,  

for the fruitfulness of His spouse, the Church.  

and the praise of Thy glory. Amen.

 
 

Consecration to the Holy Spirit

by Venerable Felix Rougier, M.Sp.S.
 
O Holy Spirit, receive the perfect and complete consecration of my whole being. In all my actions grant me the grace of being my light, my guide, my strength and the love of my heart. I surrender myself to you, and I ask of you the grace to be faithful to your inspirations. Transform me, through Mary and with Mary into a true image of Christ Jesus , for the glory of the Father and the salvation of the world. Amen.


Rosary Decade Prayer for Priests 
God, our Father, please send us holy priests, all for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, all for the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with Saint Joseph.  Amen.   


Fatima Angel of Peace Prayer, 
taught to the Children
O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, adore, hope or love Thee.


The Mothers of Lu 
Prayer for Vocations

“O God, grant that one of my sons may become a priest!
I myself want to live as a good Christian 
and want to guide my children always to do what is right, 
so that I may receive the grace, O God, 
to be allowed to give you a holy priest! Amen.”