Prayer for Clergy
Category : Prayers in English
PRAYER OF THE SERVANT OF GOD
METROPOLITAN ANDREY SHEPTYTSKY
FOR GOOD UKRAINIAN CLERGY,
Lord, O Lord, look down from heaven and visit the vineyard which was planted by Your hand.
May Your all-powerful hand be always on this people which You have loved. Give it, Eternal God, in every generation, until the end of the world, holy bishops and priests, filled with Your Spirit — pastors and teachers of Your law, who would be able unchanging to keep the truth of Your holy revelation and with love to teach and to lead this great people.
Grant to the Ukrainian clergy the grace to be never afraid of sacrifice, where the only matter is Your glory and the good of this people.
Set on fire in the hearts of Ukrainian priests the spirit of zealousness for the salvation of souls. Open before their eyes the wisdom of Your revelation and give them high feeling for the holiness of those things to which you called them. Bless their work and their intentions. Protect them from every misfortune. And unite them with Your blessings, so that in love they be one – as you, Father with Your Son and the Son with You. Amen.