Hannah prayed for a child at the foot of the altar, and G-d heard the cry of her heart, sending her a son (Samuel) who would become a Jewish high-priest… Let us also remember our beloved priests today; knowing that one day we may have a son at the altar offering sacrifice for you and me.
Thursdays are a day to remember our priests, I bet we could make a habit of this don’t you agree?
Prayer for Priests
by St. Therese of Lisieux
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within
the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their
joy and consolation here and in heaven their
beautiful and everlasting crown.