13 April 2008

Good Shepherd Sunday: a Prayer for Priests

I received this prayer the other day from a contemplative nun, now in her latter years, who wrote a series of meditations for Misyon under the name 'A Hidden Pearl'. (We're still working to get our full archive online). Sister belongs to the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters), known as the 'Pink Sisters' from the habit they wear. They have more than 200 sisters in six monasteries here in the Philippines and more than 70 Filipino sisters in monasteries in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Togo, Netherlands, Germany , Poland and the USA.

I do not know the source of the prayer, which Sister sent me in her own handwriting.

Please remember us priests in a special way today.

Prayer for Priests

Divine Heart of Jesus, we adore you, we praise you, we thank you for your infinite mercy, compassion and love for your priests.

Assist them to become more and more like you, the Good Shepherd, in whom the tenderness of the Father's care, the glory of your Cross, and the love of the Holy Spirit shine forth in their priestly hearts, and their holiness draw more souls to your loving Sacred Heart.

Through Mary, Mother of priests, Mother of the Church, may our priests be shining witnesses of your light, love and life, drawing all to your Real Presence in the Sacrament of Love and Hope. Amen.


adelle said...

Fr. Sean,this is very powerful prayer for priests. I said this prayer tonight offering it to all priests. Thanks Father.

Fr Seán Coyle said...

Thank you, Lading! God bless you.