Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Mother's Prayer for Her Son to Become a Priest

Joey and Fr. Schmidt
This is a prayer that I pray nightly.

O God, grant that my son my become a priest!
I myself want to live as a good Christian
and want to guide my child always to do what is right,
so that I may receive the grace,
O God, to be allowed to give you a holy priest!

(Mothers' prayer from Lu, Italy) Prayer Source


A Bit of the Blarney said...

Praying daily for these intentions. Praying the Holy Spirit will provide the guidance! Cathy

SQUELLY said...

This is really beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Ester, that is so wonderful. One of our Bishops here in Oregon (over the Baker Diocese) Told the church in Eastern Oregon that if they wanted more priest who were from Oregon to be priest in oregon they would have to start encouraging their son's vocations.

EC Gefroh said...

Thanks Cathy.

Squelly, I'm glad you thought so too.

SC, that is so true. Happy to hear that some bishops speak to the families like that!

Easter Almuena said...

That is beautiful, Esther.

I will put this on my blog for priests. :-)


Marie said...

AMEN & AMEN! Gods Will be done.

Peace, JOY & Love to you all:)

Marie xooxoxoxox

Lisa said...

Oh, this is so simple and beatiful. Prayers going up for your son ~ prayers for at least one sof my sons ~ prayers for many, many sons... (Or the sons of our sons!)

Mrs. L said...

Thank you so much for sharing this prayer! It is so sweet and now I will use it in my prayers for my sons! Sometimes I think my oldest, maybe, just maybe might have a vocation to the priesthood, but we shall see.:)

EC Gefroh said...

Thanks for doing that Easter.

Hey Marie, it's nice to see you back.

Lisa, we should pray for all our sons.

Mrs L. my son says he doesn't feel God's call. But we'll see. Maybe he's just not listening carefully enough ;-)

Anonymous said...

I have always thought that I wanted my son to be a priest but now I am thinking that having many grandchildren might be nice too! But can you imagine the joy of receiving Our Lord from the hand of your own son? Amazing.

EC Gefroh said...

CF, oh how I would love that!!