Prayer for the Church
O Holy Spirit, Creator, Spouse of Mary, be gracious to Thy Catholic Church. By Thy Heavenly Power, make it strong and secure against the attacks of its enemies, within and without. Renew in charity and grace the spirit of Thy servants, whom Thou has anointed that they may glorify Thee and the Father, and His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
Mary Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Thou seest how the Catholic Faith is assailed by the devil and the world, that Faith in which we propose, by the help of God, to live and die. To Thee we entrust our firm purpose of never joining assemblies of heretics or secret societies. Do Thou, All Holy Virgin Mother of God, offer to Thy Divine Son our resolutions and obtain from Him the graces necessary for us to keep them unto the end. Amen.
Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.
Let us pray for our Holy Father, Pope ____________. May the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him to be blessed upon the earth and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Divine and Eternal High Priest, let the life-giving waters of Thy love flow into the hearts of Thy Bishops and Priests and transform them into living images of Thee. By Thy grace make them true apostles of Thy Sacred Heart.
Save souls through Thy Bishops and Priests; accompany them through life. Give them the special grace of drawing sinners to Thy Sacred Heart, Refuge of sinners, that they may find forgiveness and salvation.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I pray for the fulfillment of this promise which Thou didst make to Saint Margaret Mary: I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts. May Thy Kingdom come to the hearts of men through the activity of truly saintly Bishops and Priests.
Do Thou, O Mary, Mother of the High Priest, protect all Bishops and Priests from dangers to their holy vocations. May Thy Immaculate Heart be their refuge and consolation during temptations, trials and loneliness, that we may soon see all things restored in Christ.
We know that to combat the spiritual terror assailing Holy Mother Church in our time, the Incarnate Wisdom sent the Immaculate Heart of Mary to Fatima to help us, counsel us, enlighten us, and protect all the faithful of Jesus Christ, so that we could save our own soul and the souls of those that God puts on our path.
We acknowledge that the Blessed Virgin also gave a most important request to the Pope and the Bishops to solemnly and publicly, on the same day, consecrate specifically Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We pray that they all will receive the necessary grace to do this duty soon, so that we can attain worldwide peace and the salvation of billions of souls now. Amen.
Jesus, Savior of the world,
sanctify Thy priests and sacred ministers.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them and for us;
Obtain for us many and holy Bishops and Priests.