How to Pray for Parish Priests
Fr Christopher Neville OFM, Durban – With great joy I read the letter “Pray for priests” by Pat Rother.
I don’t believe in coincidence but in “Godincidence”. Within a few days of reading the letter, I received the following beautiful prayer chaplet for priests.
Prayer Chaplet for Priests
It goes along the lines of the Rosary of Liberation: Sign of the Cross, Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Then on the large bead pray this at the end of each decade: “O Father, from whom all fatherhood in heaven and on earth is named, have mercy on all your priests and wash them in the Blood of the Lamb.”
At the beginning of each decade pray: “Eternal Father, I offer you the Precious Blood of your Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb without blemish or spot, in reparation for my sins and for the sins of all your priests.”
Then on the small beads pray: “By your Precious Blood, O Jesus, purify and sanctify your priests.”
At the end pray Hail Holy Queen, St Joseph, Pray for Us, and any other saints. It is good to add St John Vianney, the patron of priests, and Padre Pio, a renowned confessor.
It is also a very good practice to have Mass offered for one’s parish priest regularly. There is no other prayer greater than the Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian lives.
All the above will, without doubt, help this Church of Jesus Christ be purified and become holy.