"Thank You For the Grace of the Priestly Ministry"
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 29, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the prayer Benedict XVI wrote for the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which he celebrated today.
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We thank you because you have opened your Heart for us;
Because in your Death and Resurrection
You have become source of life.
Make us living persons,
Living from your source,
And give us the power to be sources ourselves,
Able to give to this, our time
The water of life.
We thank you
For the grace of the priestly ministry.
Lord, bless us
And bless all men of this time
Who are thirsty and in search
-Benedictus PP XVI