Prayer for Priests

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Eleven years and counting! Join us in expressing a blessed anniversary today to Bishop John Noonan, who was ordained to the episcopacy on August 24, 2005 at the Cathedral of St. Mary, Miami. Learn more about our shepherd at: orlando.diocesanweb.org/bishop-john-noonan/

Let us pray for our bishop and priests:

 

Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

Amen.

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