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In the writings of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, she tells of a day in 1675 during the octave of the feast of Corpus Christi, the Lord appeared to her and said:

“Behold this heart which, notwithstanding the burning love for men with which it is consumed and exhausted, meets with no other return from most Christians than sacrilege, contempt, indifference and ingratitude, even in the sacrament of my love (the Eucharist). But what pierces my heart most deeply is that I am subjected to these insults by persons especially consecrated to my service.”

With these words of our Lord in our hearts, let us offer a Novena Prayer in honor of His Sacred Heart, for the protection and deliverance of our priests, that the Lord may strengthen them in their ministries, and restore them when they fall. The below prayers are those prayed by Saint Padre Pio for those who have asked for his prayers. We then, ask him to accompany us in our prayer for the Lord’s consecrated ones, for their continued faithful service of administering the Sacraments to God’s people, the Church.

Each day, I will post a particular intention for our priests to insert into the following prayer, that is prayed each day. Feel free to add your intentions in the comments. Let us begin:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

I.  My Jesus,You have said,‘Truly I say to you,ask and it will be given you,seek and you will find,knock and it will be opened to you.’ Through the intercession of Mary,Your holy Mother,I knock,I seek and ask that my prayer be granted. Today, I ask:

  • Day Nine – Friday, July 1 (Feast of the Sacred Heart): We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of impetuosity (failure to adequately consider all available means to a particular end), and for an increase in the virtue of Prudence (rightly directs particular human acts, through rectitude of the appetite, toward a good end).
  • Day Eight – Thursday, June 30: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of recklessness (inordinate rashness and fear in the face of major pain that threatens to unbalance human nature), and for an increase in the virtue of Fortitude (steadiness of will in doing good despite obstacles).
  • Day Seven – Wednesday, June 29: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of avarice (the inordinate love of earthly things, especially money), and for an increase in the virtue of Liberality ( a spirit of generosity for a proper and worthy charity).
  • Day Six – Tuesday, June 28: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Envy (sadness in response to another’s success), and for an increase in the virtue of Brotherly Love (happiness in response to another’s success. “Love one another, as I have loved you.” Jn 13:34)
  • Day Five – Monday, June 27:  We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Gluttony (excessive and uncontrolled preoccupation with food and drink), and for an increase in the virtue of Temperance (restrain the inordinate movements of our desires or appetites. “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life.” Jn 6:27)
  • Day Four – Sunday, June 26: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Wrath (lack of control in one’s anger), and for an increase in the virtue of Meekness (controls every inordinate resentment at another’s character or behavior, and cultivates patience).
  • Day Three – Saturday, June 25: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Sloth, and for an increase in the virtue of Diligence (The decision to fulfill all of the responsibilities in our vocation or state in life).
  • Day Two – Friday, June 24: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Lust, and for an increase in the virtue of Chastity.
  • Day One – Thursday, June 23: We pray for the protection of Priests against the sin of Pride, and for an increase in the virtue of Humility.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus,I place all my trust in you.

II. O my Jesus,You have said,‘Truly I say to you,if you ask anything of the Father in my name,He will give it to you.’
Through the intercession of Mary,Your holy Mother,in Your Name I ask the Father that my prayer be granted.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus,I place all my trust in you.

III.  O my Jesus,You have said,‘Truly I say to you,heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.’ Encouraged by
Your infallible words,through the intercession of Mary,Your holy Mother I feel confident that my prayers will be answered.

(mention the day’s request)

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be to the Father…

O Sacred ,O Merciful,O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,
I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted,have pity on us poor sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You,through the Sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary,Your tender mother and ours.

Hail,Holy Queen…

St. Joseph,foster father of Jesus,pray for us.

h/t CourageousPriest.com

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Related:

Gerard M. Nadal is inviting his readers to a Novena to the Divine Mercy for Fr. Corapi.

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