Do I have to pray the 28 prayers for the clergy, or can I say my own?
If you want, you can create your own prayer intentions for the clergy. You do not have to pray the 28 prayers. These are suggested as a framework for people to use if they are not sure what to pray for, and to be a summary of what may be important to pray about. The whole purpose of this apostolate is to pray for the continued holiness of the clergy. If you feel like offering to Jesus your own intentions for the continued support of the clergy, that is ok, because they are all directed to the same united purpose.