grant that our priests be strengthened and healed
by the power of the Eucharist they celebrate.
May the Word they proclaim give them
courage and wisdom.
We pray that all those whom they seek to serve
may see in them the love and care of Jesus,
our Eternal High Priest, who is Lord for ever and ever.
Mary, Mother of the Church,
look tenderly upon your sons, our priests.
Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
pray for us all.