PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
BY ST. THERESE
O Jesus, eternal Priest, keep Your priests
within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
Which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
Daily purpled with Your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed
With the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
May the soul to whom they minister be their
Joy and consolation here and in heaven their
Beautiful and everlasting crown.