Is another Christ. Respect him.
He is God’s representative. Trust him.
He is your benefactor. Show him your gratitude.
In the confessional he is the physician of your soul. Show him your wounds.
He is a guide for your journey. Follow his advice.
He is the judge of your actions. Obey his warnings.
At the altar he offers your prayers to God. Do not forget him.
He prays for you, for your family and for the souls in Purgatory.
Pray for God’s mercy for yourself and for him.
In his daily life, he is a man. Don’t condemn him.
He is human. A word of affection will bring him joy.
If you have to talk about his faults, tell them to God, so that He may enlighten him and give him strength to correct them.
His responsibility is great.
Ask God to guide him in this life and to be merciful to him at the hour of death.
Immaculate Mother, receive under your protection the souls of all priests around the world, that they may be pure lilies offered to Jesus.