O Jesus, Saviour of the world,
sanctify your priests and seminarians.
Lord Our God,
in order to govern your people
you willed to unite yourself to the ministry of priests.
Grant them the grace of accepting your holy will so that,
in their ministry and in their life,
they may seek only your glory.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
O God, give us holy priests
to celebrate the Sacrifice of Salvation,
to give sinners the consolation of pardon
and thirsting souls the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Lord, grant us many and holy priests.
Grant us holy priests to console those who suffer,
to remind all that we are brothers,
to bless our homes, our work,
our fields so that your kingdom may extend to all souls.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
grant your Church many and holy priests.
Queen of the Apostles,
pray for us.