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.