Friday, June 19, 2009

A Prayer for Fr. Doctor

(Our New Pastor)

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Doctor.

Give him a deep faith,
a bright and firm hope,
and a burning love,

which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.

In his loneliness, comfort him.
In his sorrows, strengthen him.
In his frustrations, point out to him.

Point out that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.

O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests,

take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.

Be his comfort,
be his joy,
be his strength,