Lord, in union with the Church world wide and the intentions of our Holy Father, we pray that our priests will draw ever closer to You during this Year for Priests.
We ask you to renew in them Your call to holiness as they endeavor to bring Your love and compassion to us in the most important times of our lives.
We thank you for the gift of their vocation, and we ask that you call even more to a life of service in Your priesthood.
Lord, we ask you to give us willing hearts and able hands so that we can work with our priests to build up the Body of Christ.
Through the loving intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and of St. John Vianney, patron of pnests, we ask especially that You give our priests encouragement in their ministry.