Almighty and Eternal God,
look with mercy on your priests,
sharing your Fatherhood in the holy Church.
Your son, the Lord Jesus, has made them
priests and victims with himself:
day by day, may they offer the worship
of his mystical body
in the eucharistic sacrifice,
with their own homage
of heart, mind and body.
By the Holy Spirit, make them zealous
in their priestly ministry;
keep them devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary,
obedient to the Pope and their own ordinary,
and through them inspire young men
to serve you in the priesthood.
To you, O Holy Trinity,
be honour and glory for ever and ever.