O Jesus, You are the Eternal High Priest.
You are the only Mediator between God and man.
You have established priests as Your collaborators to perpetuate in the Holy Mass, the saving Sacrifice of Your death on the Cross and to sanctify souls through their ministry.
You have chosen Your priests from among us.
For so great a gift to Your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.
We ask You to fill our priests with the fire of Your love, that their ministry may reveal Your presence in the world.
Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that Your power shine out through their human weakness.
In their afflictions let them never be crushed; in their doubts, never despair; in temptation, never be destroyed; in persecution, never abandoned.
Inspire them to live each day the mystery of Your dying and rising.
By the power of the Holy Spirit put Your word on their lips, Your humility in their hearts, Your love in their actions, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted.
And may the gift of Mary, Your Mother, to the disciple whom You loved be Your gift to each of Your priests.
Grant that she who formed You in her human image may form them in Your Divine Image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.