Additional Prayers

Morning Offering for Priests

by Dom 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.


Act of Adoration for Priests
by Dom Mark Kirby, O.S.B.

Lord Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim, behold, I kneel before Thy Eucharistic Face on behalf of all Thy priests, and especially those priests of Thine, who, at this moment, are most in need of Thy grace. For them and in their place, allow me to remain, adoring and full of confidence, close to Thy Open Heart, hidden in this, the Sacrament of Thy Love.

Through the Maternal and Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Advocate and the Mediatrix of All Graces, pour forth upon all the priests of Thy Church that torrent of mercy that ever flows from Thy pierced Side: to purify and heal them, to refresh and sanctify them, and, at the hour of their death, to make them worthy of joining Thee before the Father, in the heavenly sanctuary beyond the veil, where Thou art always living to make intercession for us. Amen.

Eucharistic Face of Jesus, sanctify Thy priests!


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.


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.


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.


The Mothers of Lu Prayer for Vocations

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“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.”



Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
give all priests Thy spirit of humility.

Jesus, poor and worn out for souls,
give all priests Thy spirit of zeal.

Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners,
give all priests Thy spirit of compassion.

Jesus, victim for the sins of the world,
give all priests Thy spirit of sacrifice.

Jesus, lover of the little and the poor,
give all priests Thy spirit of charity.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us,
and obtain for us numerous

and holy priests and religious.