I have asked in the past to pray for some personal intentions I have and which weigh on me right now.  I still need the help of your prayers.

Also, I ask you in an urgent way, right now, to stop, right now, and say a prayer for a priest, “Fr. R”, who is being put through the crucible at the moment.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest,
who, when Satan asked for Peter so as to sift him like wheat,
promised Your own prayers that the faith of Your Vicar would not fail,
we beseech You now with our earnest prayers,
to strengthen all Your priests in their words and deeds,
for You have made their hands and voices Your own,
to console them in their trials,
for their afflictions and cares reflect Your Passion,
and to bring them into their Master’s joy,
for Your will and promises are sweet above every earthly yoke.
We ask this in Your Most Holy Name.  Amen.

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  1. Liz says:

    Said that pray for him and two of the kids and I said a quick fourth sorrowful mystery for Fr. R. Our priests sure seem to be suffering a lot. Our Lady of Victory, Pray for Us.

  2. Kathryn says:


  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Glad to pray for both this intention and Intention X.

  4. Mike says:

    Done. And more at Mass tomorrow.

  5. auntpat says:

    Done… And will add them to my nightly prayers as well….God Bless!

  6. Patti Day says:

    Praying for Fr. R, Your intentions. Mass tomorrow

  7. DebbieInCT says:


  8. Catholictothecore says:

    Prayed for Fr. R just now and will continue praying for you, Fr. Z.

  9. paladin says:


    Also: could I beg prayers for a priest friend of our family who’s going through his own crucible of persecution (by members of the clergy)?

  10. pm125 says:

    and I asked my guardian angel to ask Fr. R’s and yours to step in.

  11. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Praying now for you and “Fr. R.” And prayers offered for you, Fr Z, at each Mass in which I assist.

  12. GirlCanChant says:

    Just saw this now, but said some prayers. Better late than never, right?

  13. Elizabeth D says:

    I prayed for this priest, for Fr Z and all priests and have been praying for Intention X and Christian unity.

  14. KAS says:

    Prayed twice today and will try to remember to pray for him tomorrow too. Also for your intentions!

  15. trad catholic mom says:


  16. americangirl says:

    Just finished the Divine Mercy Chaplet for your intentions and Fr.R!
    May Our Lady watch over you and Protect you!

  17. yatzer says:

    Done, and will include in Rosary.

  18. wanda says:

    Have been praying for you Fr. Z., will continue and add your friend, Fr. R.

  19. MaryW says:

    Prayers offered.

  20. Kaneohe says:

    Praying Fr. R. and for you.

    God’s grace and peace.

  21. Elizabeth R says:

    Praying – thank you for the beautiful prayer!

  22. Singing Mum says:

    Done. Your ongoing intentions are in my daily prayers, too, Father. There is much resistance to the redirection of the Church in our times. Obstacles and trials can be expected for those who love Jesus, strive for His kingdom and honor His as King.

  23. Maria says:

    Have enjoined my prayers to this one for this Priest.

  24. MaryRoseM says:

    Just prayed your prayer, an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a St. Michael’s prayer. Hang in there, Fr. R!

    Little children, you are of God, and have overcome them; for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world, therefore what they say is of the world, and the world listens to them. We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:4-7

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  27. MargaretC says:

    Done. I have added prayers for priests to my morning prayer routine. Including you, Father…

  28. Patti Day says:

    Mass today

  29. gloriainexcelsis says:

    Amen, and done.

  30. AnAmericanMother says:

    Father R. added to my intentions. Will remember him in my daily Rosary as well.
    Better pray against earthquakes and hurricanes as well . . . does it seem to anybody else that there is an awful lot going on?

  31. Augustin57 says:

    Also, please pray for Fr. Isi, in the Diocese of Birmingham, AL. He was assaulted by an individual recently, and is in critical, but stable condition in a local hospital.

    He used to substitute for our priest when he went on vacation, etc. He is a very humble, good priest. He works in what I consider a rough area of the diocese.

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