Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Year of the Priest Prayer


PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF THE PRIEST

Lord Jesus, that in St. John Mary Vianney
you wanted to donate to
the Church a moving image of your pastoral charity,
he,that, in his company and supported by his example,
may we live in fullness
this Priestly life.

Pausing as he was before the Eucharist, we can learn
how simple, everyday of your words that teaches us;
tender love to welcome repentant sinners; consoling
abandonment confidente your Immaculate Mother.

Lord Jesus, who, through the intercession of the Holy Curé d'Ars, the
Christian families to become "small churches" in which all vocations
and all the gifts, donated by your Holy Spirit, can be
welcomed and valued. Grant us, Lord Jesus, you can repeat with
the same fervor of the Holy Curé the words with which he used to
contact you:

"I love you, O my God, and my only desire
is to love you till the last breath of my life.

I love you, infinitely loving God,
and I prefer to die amandoti
rather than live one moment without love.

I love you, Lord, and the only grace that you wonder
is to love you forever.

My God, if my language
can not tell you at all times that I love you,
I want my heart we'll repeat
times as many times as breathing.

I love you, O my Divine Savior,
because you have been crucified to me,
and keep me down here with you crucified.

My God, make me the grace to die amandoti
and knowing that I love you. "

Amen.

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