Prayer For a Pastor and His Parish to Saint John Vianney
Saint John Vianney, we pray you to bless and help our
pastor so that he may love dearly in this life and be
richly rewarded in the next. Obtain for him the grace
always to be kind and generous, self-sacrificing and
Watch over the people of our parish, and keep them
free from all evils.
Help them to be loyal and generous in the support
of our pastor.
Help us particularly always to give him the respect
and honor due him as a priest. Except for him we should
not have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, or Your presence
among us, or the other sacraments that we so dearly love and need.
From his anointed hands we receive the food of our souls,
the most precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
from his lips we hear the word of God. By the power given
to him our sins are forgiven, and we are given all
blessings and it is he who will anoint us when we are dying,
and will offer the Holy Sacrifice for us when we are dead.
Help us, dear Saint, to see Christ in him, and to cooperate
with him in all his work for the good of our souls.