Prayer

St. Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

A Prayer for Our Priests
We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry. Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill them with the sure knowledge of your love. Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead them to greater union with your Son. Increase their faith in the sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us.

Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of St. Jean Vianney, grant that your priests will be inspired to strive for holiness by the power of his example. As men of prayer, may they ponder your word, follow your will and faithfully lead the flocks you have entrusted to their care.

St. Jean Vianney, obtain for the Church an abundance of vocations to the holy priesthood. Through your intercession, may many faithful men hear Christ’s call, and respond with courage and generosity.

Mary our Mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones. Intercede for our priests, so that by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Jean Vianney, patron of parish priests, pray for us!

Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, model of every vocation, inspire more of our men and women with a desire to seek and serve you in the Priesthood, Diaconate, Brotherhood, Sisterhood. Fill them with a firm determination to give themselves entirely cooperating with the grace of Your high calling. Enlighten them with the burning love of the Holy Spirit and aid them through the intercession of Mary, our most loving Mother, to know and follow Your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus, Savior of the world, sanctify Thy priests and sacred ministers.

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions
During this Easter season, we pray for evangelization in Africa: may the church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon thy servant, Francis, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to thy loving kindness, in the ways of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Canonization of Father McGivney
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer Offered for Council Members
The following members of our council are experiencing health issues and could use your support in prayer for prompt healing.

Ed Simmons
Mark Myers
Paul Hanks
Frank Zamfino

If you know of any member of the order sick or in distress, please contact us. This list will be updated with any news we receive.