Prayers for Priests

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On August 24, 2016, Bishop John Noonan celebrated the 11th anniversary of his ordination to the episcopacy – when he became a bishop! Join us in prayer for our bishop and his brother 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.

©2016 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops