Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Priesthood and Prayer

We are blessed to have so many gifts in the Catholic Church, one of which is the priesthood. The seven sacraments are important for the faithful to get through their daily trials, temptations, and good times, but were it not for the priests, we could not have the sacraments.

Pray for priests, pray for them everyday. What they do is not easy and they have given up there whole lives to the service of the Church and to their appointed flock. Pray for them on rainy days and sunny days, during good times and in bad times for they experience these things, too. These men are here for us, and we need to be there for them.

Jesus knew His Bride needed a Bridegroom to keep and protect the faith. He also knew that it was totally under human control, so He gave the Bride the Holy Spirit to guide Her along the way in salvation history. The Holy Spirit will not let her fall and we must hold on tight to her as she nurtures us throughout our lives. Be open to Her and her bridegroom the priest, he is human, but he will be there for you and I at our hour of need, just as Christ is there at our hour of need.

My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all men who said "yes" to the call to priesthood and to those who said "yes" to the call of religious vocations. We need you and I need you.

The pope backs up the search for "Spiritual Mothers" to pray for priest, bishops, cardinals and the pope.


Anonymous said...

Yes we are very blessed with our Priests...

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Ebeth, wise words. I pray for my PP. I know things can be hard for him.
God bless