Lord, give us holy priests!
September 6, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady loves priests! They are very special to her. In her messages through Mirjana, Our Lady always asked for prayers for priests. It was something we expected with each message! In this message below, Our Lady shared from her heart her deep love for our priests:
December 2, 2019 “Dear children, as I am looking at you who love my Son, my heart is being filled with tenderness. I am blessing you with a motherly blessing. With a motherly blessing, I am also blessing your shepherds – you who speak the words of my Son, who bless with His hands and who love Him so much that you are ready to make every sacrifice for Him with joy. You are following Him, who was the first shepherd, the first missionary. My children, apostles of my love, to live and work for others, for all those whom you love through my Son, is the joy and comfort of earthly life. If through prayer, love and sacrifice the Kingdom of God is in your hearts, then your life is joyful and bright…”
Our Lady cherishes her priests! And she teaches us to love them and pray for them!
Yesterday during Divine Mercy, I stumbled upon entry 1520 in St. Faustina’s Diary. There I found a beautiful prayer that St. Faustina wrote to Jesus for Priests! It is so personal and simple. I love it. Let’s pray it today for our priests who provide for us all the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist and who guide us on the road to eternity with such selfless love. Here is the prayer:
“O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; You yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things.” (Dairy 1520)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!