A Prayer for Priests is a prayer we should pray often.
A Prayer for Priests, by St. Therese of Lisieux
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation
here and in heaven their beautiful and
This short Prayer for Priests is by St. Therese of Lisieux. It is very important that we pray for our priests, that they may be holy men and fulfill their vocations well. Without them, we would not have the Mass or the Sacraments. Without our priests, we would not have the bright lights of hope in our world to help us navigate in faith. The life of a priest can be very challenging. Our priests need our prayers and support so that they may be the holy men of strength, character, and wisdom that God has called for them to be.
Do you want to find more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord? You can find more in the Prayers section.