Lord God, it is your will that everyone be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.
We ask you to send out labourers into your harvest.
Let them announce your Word courageously,
so that your Good News may radiate everywhere,
and all peoples may know you,
the one true God,
and Him whom you have sent, Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you forever.
To recognise God's call
Lord, Jesus Christ,
let us be open to your call,
so that we may recognise the way
in which we are to follow you and serve your people.
We pray for all whom you have called to follow the path of love in Christian marriage.
May they be good mothers and fathers to their children.
Help them to be a sign of your love and fidelity to each other and also to the world around them.
We also pray for those whom you have called to walk the path of celibate love in the single life or the religious life.
Help them to follow you with dedication and happiness.
Teach us all, Lord Jesus Christ,
to be attentive to your call and to follow day by day
without a moment’s hesitation the path on which you want to lead us.
Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ,
who have entrusted the whole of Your redemptive work,
the saving and sanctifying of all people,
to priests as Your representatives,
I offer myself whole and entire this day:
Holy Mass, Holy Communion, prayers, works, joys and sufferings
into the hands of Your Holy Mother Mary
for the sanctification of father N.
O God, give us truly holy priests,
inflamed with the fire of Your Divine Love,
seek nothing but Your greater honour, glory
and the salvation of souls.
O Mary, Mother of priests,
be with and shield all priests
in the dangers of their holy office,
and lead erring priests back to the Good Shepherd.
Prayer for Priests
O Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ,
who in loving care and solicitude for Your Church,
has charged Your priests to be shepherds and guides of our souls,
with all my heart I recommend to You
the apostolic aspirations and endeavors of my parish priest,
his assistant(s) and all other priests.
Fill them more and more with true priestly holiness.
Give to them a generous apostolic heart
full of love for You and for souls,
that being themselves sanctified in You,
they may lead to true holiness and eternal happiness
the souls entrusted to their care.
Let Your priestly grace abound in them.
Grant that in their life they may be models of every virtue,
shining forth in love and fidelity to Holy Church,
to the Pope and to the Bishops.
O most loving Jesus,
look graciously upon their labours and sufferings,
bless and make fruitful their work,
when they instruct the children,
preach to the people,
assist the sick and the dying.
Keep them from every harm of soul and body.
O Divine Saviour,
give Your Church many holy priests.
Grant the grace of a priestly and religious vocation to many men;
cherish and sanctify those whom You have chosen to become Your priests,
and to the souls of the priests departed grant eternal rest.
Prayer for Salvatorians
God the Father,
you have chosen your beloved sons to be shepherds of your flock.
You called them to lead your holy people to the eternal happiness.
Today I ask you,
send your Holy Spirit upon all Salvatorians
and renew their commitment to serve you with all their hearts.
Restore their deep relationship with you and with one another.
Give them the courage to proclaim your salvation to all people everywhere.
May they be a prophetic voice for the renewal of the Church in Australia.
intercede for them and protect them from any harm of body and soul.
Give to all Salvatorians the desire to know you personally, Lord;
May they follow in the footsteps of the apostles, Lord;
May they make disciples everywhere, Lord;
May they trust in your Divine Providence, Lord;
May they be holy in body and soul, Lord;
May they be men of prayer, Lord;
May they be poor in spirit, Lord;
May they live out truth and justice, Lord;
May they live out solidarity and faithfulness, Lord;
May they discern the signs of the times, Lord;
May they be wise and shine brightly before others, Lord;
May they be faithful to their priestly vocation, Lord;
May the Holy Spirit lead them, Lord;
May they love your Church, Lord;
Give them patience and charity, Lord;
Give them humility and generosity, Lord;
Give them love and kindness, Lord;
Give them strength in their service, Lord;
Give them peace in their sufferings, Lord;
Give them Fr Francis Jordan’s burning zeal for souls, Lord;
Give them an intense love for the Eucharist, Lord;
Enkindle their hearts with the love of Mary, Lord.
Prayers for the intercession of Fr Francis Jordan
Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world,
you called Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan to be your apostle,
to make God known and loved by all people everywhere,
using all the means your love inspires.
You filled him with universal apostolic zeal,
with the goodness and the kindness of God in ministering,
with a deep trust in God's loving providence,
with a profound spirit of prayer,
with a sincere devotion to Mary, Mother of the Saviour,
and with the courage to follow you, even into the mystery of the Cross.
Grant also to us, his followers,
the grace to proclaim the gospel in this spirit
and make us effective apostles in today's world.
Through the intercession of your servant Fr Francis Jordan,
we ask you for our special needs ....
We present this prayer through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour,
who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and always.
Jesus, Saviour of the World,
You have given your servant Francis
the gift of deep and strong faith,
unwavering hope and heroic love for God and neighbour
and a strong desire for the salvation of souls.
Count him already here on earth among your blessed ones
and through his intercession grant us what we humbly ask for.
You, who live and reign for ever and ever.
Litany for Priests
Let Us Pray For:
The Holy Father - fill him with your grace, Lord.
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops - give them your gifts, Lord.
Diocesan priests - never leave them, Lord.
Priests in seminary work - give them your wisdom, Lord.
Priests in hospital work - give them constancy, Lord.
Priests who are ill - heal them, Lord.
Priests in danger - deliver them, Lord.
Priests who are weak - strengthen them, Lord.
Priests who are poor - relive them, Lord.
Preists who are zealous - help them, Lord.
Priests who want to love you - enkindle their hearts, Lord.
Priests who are sad - console them, Lord.
Priests who are worried - give them peace, Lord.
Priests who are old - sustain them, Lord.
Priests who are young - impel them for your glory, Lord.
Priests who are alone - accompany them, Lord.
Missionary priests - protect them, Lord.
Priests who are preachers - enlighten them, Lord.
Priests who direct souls - instruct them, Lord.
Parish priests - give them prudence, Lord.
Religious priests - make them perfect, Lord.
Priests and religious who have died - bring them to glory, Lord.
On all the Church, militant and suffering - Lord, have mercy.
For all priests:
- Give them your wisdom, Lord.
- Give them virtues.
- Give them patience and charity.
- Give them obedience and kindness.
- Give them a burning zeal for souls.
- Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
- Give them loyalty to the Holy See and to their Bishops.
- Give them respect for their dignity.
- Give them a great love for Mary.
- Give them the gift of councel.
- Give them strength in their labors.
- Give them peace in their sufferings.
- Give them humility and generosity.
- Let them be the light of souls.
- Let them be the salt of the earth.
- Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
- Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
- Let them be other Christs.
- Let them be holy in body and soul.
- May they be men of prayer.
- May faith shine forth in them.
- May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
- May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
- May their hands know only how to bless.
- May they burn with love for you and for Mary.
- May all their steps be for the glory of God.
- May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them his gifts and friuts inabundance.
Let us pray.
O God, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, you are the soul and the life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide.
Francis Jordan Litany
Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, ....
Christ, have mercy on us, Christ, ....
Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, ....
Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
Compassionate Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Savior of the world, have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, fire of Love, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Mary, Mother of the Savior, pray for us.
Mary, Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
All Holy Apostles, pray for us.
All angels and saints, pray for us.
Blessed Mary of the Apostles, pray for us.
Francis Jordan, servant of God, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, imbued with love for Christ, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, devoted to Mary, Mother of God, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, faithful to the Church, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, instrument in God’s hands, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, yearning for the salvation of all, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, zealous missionary, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, herald of the Gospel, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, promoter of the Catholic press, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, advocate of lay action, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, fostering the faith of youth, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, calling all to be apostles, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, trusting in divine providence, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, aspiring to holiness, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, strengthened by daily Eucharist, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, constant in prayer, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, full of confidence in God, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, imitating the saints, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, living in the shadow of the Cross, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, begging for guidance and strength, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, faithful to the will of God, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, courageously enduring suffering, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, grateful for graces and blessings, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, simple, humble and patient, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, lover of the poor, intercede for us.
Francis Jordan, man of peace, intercede for us.
V: Francis Jordan, you were inspired to make God known and loved by all people everywhere.
R: Fill us with your zeal and help us always strive to be faithful to the will of God.
Let us pray:
Gracious Father, you have given us the example of Francis Jordan. Through his intercession help us in all our needs. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.