A Prayer for our Priests
O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Philip. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
Reactions - See more of Father's Sermon on
The weekly Sermon
What is my reaction to the preaching of Jesus?
Have I ever experienced being ‘a prophet rejected by his own people’?
We ask that Jesus’ words of grace will heal all bitterness and resentment.
We ask that we ourselves may be ‘good news’ to the stranger.
"On that day, the Master was dedicated to the people. The compassion Jesus has towards us is not a vague feeling. He shows us the full force of His will to be close to us and save us. He loves us very much and wants to be close to us.”
Pope’s August Prayer Intentions
This month, with the Olympics starting in just a few days, Pope Francis will be praying that sports will help to bring about world peace.
The Apostleship of Prayer has announced the prayer intentions chosen by the Pope for August.
The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention is: “That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.”
His intention for evangelisation is: “That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.”