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A prayer for priests written by Mother Teresa


Tim Graham | Robert Harding | EAST NEWS

Philip Kosloski - published on 09/09/18

Mary, "Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart."

During her life on earth, Mother Teresa prayed for many people. However, one group of individuals that she prayed for on a regular basis was priests. She knew the temptations they underwent and the many difficulties they struggled with.

Below is her prayer for priests, asking the Blessed Mother to protect them in a special way, keeping them faithful to their vows.

Mary, Mother of Jesus,throw your mantle of purity over our priests.Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.Love them and keep them belonging completely to Jesus.Like Jesus, they, too, are your sons, so keep their hearts pure and virginal.Keep their minds filled with Jesus, and put Jesus always on their lips,so that he is the one they offer to sinner and to all they meet.Mary, Mother of Jesus, be their Mother, loving them and bringing them joy.Take special care of sick and dying priests, and the ones most tempted.Remember how they spent their youth and old age, their entire lives serving and giving all to Jesus.Mary, bless them and keep a special place for them in your heart.Give them a piece of your heart, so beautiful and pure and immaculate,so full of love and humility, so that they, too, can grow in the likeness of Christ.Dear Mary, make them humble like you, and holy like Jesus.


Read more:
St. Therese’s prayer for priests (Let’s not forget our spiritual fathers this Father’s Day)


Read more:
Mother Teresa prayed this inspirational prayer on a daily basis

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