Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our Priests. Through them,
we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help our priests to be strong in
their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the
wisdom, understanding and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom. Give them the words they need to
spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to
become instruments of your divine grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who
lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.