Chaplet for Priests
There are fourteen beads. First the creed on the cross, one our father, one glory be. On the loop: One Glory, four Hail Marys, Two glories, four Hail Marys and One Our Father.
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine through their weakness. In their affections let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; and in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted. And may the gift of Mary your mother to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you within her in human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, Amen.