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Prayer for priests

A prayer for priests

Lord of all and giver of life, 
call to the priesthood men on fire with your divine love.
Call them to be the voice of the Good Shepherd to a scattered flock.
Bless us with holy priests: through their ministry
may your life-giving presence in the Sacraments always be present in your church.

Raise up men filled with your power and with missionary zeal, so that all 
who dwell in darkness may come to live in Jesus’ light.

Send your Holy Spirit upon the men you have chosen for priestly ministry. 
May they answer your call and follow you with generous hearts.

Lord of the harvest, send labourers into your harvest.

Immaculate Heart of Mary: pray for us.
Blessed Mary MacKillop: pray for us.


This is the ministry of Fr Richard Healey, pastor of St Paul’s Catholic Parish, based in Albion Park, a southern suburb of the city of Wollongong.
Fr Rick is also Director of Vocations and Chaplain to Catholic Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
This website includes homilies, resources for prayer, liturgy and film reviews. More information is available at frrick!me blog.