Saturday, August 15, 2009

It continues...

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host
by the Divine Power of God
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests, Give them a deep faith a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life. In their loneliness, comfort them In their sorrows, strengthen them In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church, they are needed by souls, they are needed for the work of redemption. O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your sons who are close to you because of their priestly ordination, and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christin a world which needs him so much.

Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of the Catholic Church. Amen.

Holy Virgin Mary, you are reigning in Glory, with Jesus, your Son. Remember us in our sadness. Look kindly on those who are suffering or fighting any difficulty. Have pity on the loneliness of our hearts; have pity on our weakness of our faith and love. Have pity on those who are weeping, on those who are praying, on those who are fearful. Holy Mother, please obtain for all of us hope and peace inside justice. Amen.