A Prayer for Priests
St John of Kronstadt
O Lord, let Thy priests be clothed
Let them always remember the
greatness of their calling;
Let them not be entangled in the
snares of the world and the devil;
Let them be saved from the cares of
the delight in riches,
and the desire for other things entering into their hearts.
John of Kronstadt
Pray this prayer for your
priest (whether you like him or not, trust him or not, respect him or not), and
your spiritual father, and any other priest you care about (and especially the
ones you do not care about!) Either one at a time, or all at once,
modify the prayer to refer to them by name....
O Lord, let Thy
priest (NAME(s)) be clothed with
Let (him (them)) always remember the greatness of (his (their)) calling;
Let (him (them)) ánot be entangled in the snares
of the world and the devil;
Let (him (them))
ábe saved from the cares of the world, the delight in riches, and the desire
for other things entering into (his (their))
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Thank you to Fr John Cassian for finding this prayer and commenting
before it, saying words that ring true for every priest. I am following his
request, and have entered into a "prayer of agreement" with him. I
invite you to also pray for him, and me. Above are two pictures of saints.
Below is the a picture of the unworthy priest I am asking you to pray for:
Almost Pascha! Holy Saturday Liturgy. Priest Seraphim Holland
Priest Seraphim Holland 2016áááá
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