Prayer for Priests

I read many blogs on a daily basis.  I thought of listing them all but I would need another blog just to do that.  The other day I was reading the blog of Fr. Z, a Roman Catholic Priest, who blogs on a variety of topics.  He posted a request for prayer for a priest that he knows that is going through some difficulty at the moment and that got me thinking.  How often do we pray for our priests?  I have a group of folks who pray for me each day.  Being a priest is not easy, especially these days, and we can use all the prayer we can get.

St. Gregory Palamas wrote this prayer for priests and I would ask that you make this part of your daily prayer.  Pray for priests that you know as they minister daily to God’s people.

O Lord Jesus Christ, enkindle the hearts of all thy priests with the fire of zealous love for Thee, that they may ever seek Thy glory; Give them strength that they may labor unceasingly in Thine earthly vineyard for the salvation of our souls and the glory of Thine All-Honorable and Majestic Name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

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