Prayer and Penance for Priests and Religious ~ 2018
|February 2018||St. Michael Prayer||At dinner, sit in your chair without leaning back
(or a variation below)
|Prayer for Priests and Religious
|Variations on Penance/Sacrifice – choose another meal, choose another sacrifice, continue January’s penance of making bed upon rising, do both bed and chair (our family will try to keep adding rather than changing)|
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of Thy servants.
Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love
which will ever increase in the course of their 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 and Religious,
take to your heart your children who are close to you
because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ
in a world which needs them so much.
Be their comfort, be their joy, be their strength,
and especially help them to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.