Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as well as the Day of Prayer for Priests. Today we ask you to take a moment and pray for the priests in your life, that God may grant them wisdom and compassion in the joys and challenges of their vocations. We also invite you to listen to a lecture by Bishop Robert Barron entitled Lessons from Ancient Heroes and Powerful Prophets (Part 1: Adam and Noah) which you can watch below.
Remember, O most loving heart of Jesus, that they for whom I pray are those for whom you prayed so earnestly the night before your death. These are they to whom you look to continue with you in your sorrows when others forsake you, who share your griefs and have inherited your persecutions, according to your word: That the servant is not greater than his Lord. Remember, O heart of Jesus, that they are the objects of the world’s hatred and Satan’s deadliest snares. Keep them then, O Jesus, in the safe citadel of your sacred heart and there let them be sanctified in truth. May they be one with you and one among themselves, and grant that multitudes may be brought through their word to believe in you and love you.