PRAYER FOR PRIESTS AND CHURCH AUTHORITIES
Heavenly Father, Giver of every good gift, we thank You for blessing us with _______________ . Pour out your Holy Spirit upon him and sanctify him as Your ardent servant, consecrated in holiness. Mould him into the the true likeness of Your son to be a compassionate shepherd to Your people. Keep him steadfast in times of trial, ever faithful in obeying Your will and zealous in proclaiming Christ to the world. May Your divine wisdom guide his every decision, and Your strength sustain him in his apostolic ministry. Mary Blessed Mother, through your prayers, help him to imitate Christ’s humility and self-emptying love so that others may encounter Jesus though him, for the glory of God and the renewed growth of the Church. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.