Priest’s Prayer for Strength

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Living to Live for You

Lord Jesus,

May I live in the midst of the world without wishing its pleasures.

May I be a member of each family yet belonging to none.

May I share all sufferings,

Guard all secrets,

Heal all wounds,

Go from men to you to offer their prayers,

Return from You to men to bring pardon and hope.

May I have a heart of fire for charity and a heart of bronze for chastity,

teaching and pardoning,

consoling and blessing,


My God, what a life!

And it is mine!

For I am yours, Lord Jesus Christ!

[1][1]  An adapted paraphrase, changed into the form of a prayer,  of the  words by  FATHER HENRI LACORDAIRE.