Prayer of St. Ephrem

Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of discouragement and inactivity, of domineering others and empty talk.


Give to me, Your servant, the spirit of integrity, humility, patience and love.


Yes, O Lord and King, let me look upon my own sins and refrain from judging others.

For You are blest now and for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, I pray for Your Faithful and Fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priests; for Your priests laboring at home and abroad in  distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your Dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory.

But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way. O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.