A Litany of Prayers for The Clergy
This litany of 28 prayers is directed to praying for the continued holiness of the clergy. If you desire, you can create your own prayer intentions for the clergy. You do not have to pray these prayers. These are suggested as a framework for people to use if they are not sure what to pray for, and to remind Catholics of some important things to pray about. The whole purpose of this apostolate is to pray for the continued support of the clergy in the Catholic Church. If you feel like offering to Jesus your own intentions for the continued holiness of the clergy, that is ok, because they are all directed to the same united purpose. For your convenience, you can print out the following 28 prayers for easy access.
Lastly, when you pray for the continued support of the clergy, if you want to, you can offer the prayers to Jesus through the collective intercession of the Blessed Mother, St. John XXIII, and St. Michael.
That all members of the clergy continue to promote and teach the devotion of praying the rosary daily, and the importance of a consecration and an entrustment to Mary's Immaculate Heart.
That all members of the clergy continue to promote and teach the importance of a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by encouraging a consecration and entrustment to Him.
That the clergy continue to challenge Catholics to spread the Gospel, be willing martyrs for the Faith, and to be perpetually obedient to Catholic teachings.
That God calls more holy men to the Priesthood and to the Diaconate.
That all members of the clergy continue to promote the importance of frequent confession and a daily examination of one's conscience.
That all members of the clergy continue to teach the power of the Lord's crucifixion, and how we are to offer our joys and sufferings to the crucified Jesus, especially during the Mass, for the continued holiness of souls.
That all members the clergy continue to have their spiritual formation centered on the Eucharist, by having a frequent Holy Hour with the Eucharistic Jesus, and a spirituality formed on the Crucified Jesus under the guidance and care of our Blessed Mother.
That all members of the clergy continue to promote and teach the rich traditions and heritage of the Catholic Church.
That all members of the clergy continue to passionately promote and teach the importance of silent prayer in churches.
That bishops and priests continue to be more fatherly and pastoral to their flock, by remaining humble in their service to them.
That deacons continue to sacrifice their lives in humble service to the Bride of Christ.
That bishops continue to be actively involved in their dioceses by demonstrating the utmost leadership to their flock.
That bishops continue to build beautiful churches that give glory to God, and continue to institute programs and policies that are in unison with the Magisterium.
That bishops continue to clearly present the authentic Teaching of the Catholic Church to those who are in the secular world (Example: politicians), by never compromising their Catholic faith.
That priests continue to institute programs and policies in their parishes that are in unison with the Magisterium.
That seminaries continue to remain faithful to the Magisterium, and that those seminaries that may have strayed, come back to the flock.
That members of the clergy who are converts to the Catholic faith, may continue to bring beautiful gifts to the Church.
That bishops and priests continue to promote chastity and celibacy as a gift to the Church, and to continue to embrace them faithfully.
That deacons continue to promote chastity and celibacy as a gift to the Church, and to continue to faithfully live a chaste lifestyle.
That the formation programs for the Diaconate continue to remain faithful to the Magisterium, and that those programs which have not been faithful, embrace the authentic Teaching of the Church.
That Episcopal Conferences (bishop conferences) continue to produce policies and programs that are in unison with the Magisterium.