Thursday, August 4, 2011
Prayer for Priests
One Sunday before my Mass I was hearing Confessions.
A Lady came in to do her confession and towards the end, after I gave her the absolution.
She said, Father, Let me pray for you this special prayer for the priest.
She opened a handwritten note and began to read..Praying.
O Lord, thank you for every priest who has ever been a channel of Your grace for me.
Thank you for the one who baptized me, the priest who heard my first confession, the one who gave me Your Body and Blood for the first time.
Thank you for the one who confirmed me.
Thank you for the one who perhaps witnessed my wedding vows or perhaps anointed me with the Sacrament of the Sick.
O Lord, forgive me for complaining about Your priests, and give me the grace to speak only good about them. For it is through them that You touch me, make me whole, nourish me, and bring me to Yourself. Amen.
Then she went away.
What made that prayer meaningful for me though I have heard and read it many times. That Sunday..we were celebrating Father's Day.
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