Eternal God,

Be with our priests this day as they seek
to minister to Your people.

May You be a guiding and protective presence with them
as they bring the consolation and hope of Your word
and the grace and nourishment of Eucharist
to those entrusted into their care.

Grant them the strength of mind and body,
keep them safe to do your will,
And give them the courage and peace
to face each day with trust and confidence in You.

Into your hands O God, we commend them;
fill them with your grace and healing.