Almighty God, give us priests:
to establish the honor of your holy name;
to offer the holy sacrifice of the altar;
to give us Jesus in the holy sacrament;
to proclaim the faith of Jesus;
to baptise and to teach the young;
to tend your sheep; to seek the lost;
to give pardon to the penitent sinner;
to bless our homes; to pray for the afflicted;
to comfort mourners;
to strengthen us in our last hour;
to commend our souls;
Almighty God, give us priests!
Holy Father, you gave us Christ
as the shepherd of our souls;
may your people always have priests
who care for them with his great love.
We make our prayer, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.