Day 211: The One Priesthood of Christ (1539-1545)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we thank you and give you praise. We ask that you please send your Holy Spirit to bless us. Send your Holy Spirit to bless our local bishop. Send your Holy Spirit to bless our universal bishop, the Pope. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit to bless the priest who baptized us, every priest who’s ever heard our confession and fed us with the Eucharist, every priest who has ever given us counsel, every deacon who has ever served in our parishes and served our families and served us individually. We ask you to please, in this moment, bless all those priests who have died, who have gone before us. Bring them into your presence. Purify them with your love so that they may dwell in your presence for all eternity. And we ask you to please bless us, Father. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, by the Power of your Holy Spirit, help us to be holy. Help us to be yours. Help us to love the way you love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”\