Easter Message : Pray for Priests -Year 2012
To become priests is a divine call,whether it is Melchizedek order or Aronite order.They have a tough job to full fill , serving our spiritual needs.Through their suffering , isolation and penance , we are freed from sin thru the death of Christ on the cross. They partake in the redemption process along with Christ. They need our prayerful support of their ministry to accomplish the mission God has given them.
It seems that more than ever before our priests are victimized by all kinds of persecution, from temptations to martyrdom. They have answered yes to God’s calling to become “another Christ” for us. Through their charitable service souls receive the Sacramental graces necessary for salvation. They are the means Our Lord uses to give us the Eucharist, Confession, Baptism and it ends with Burial.
How many of us understand this great vocation, we often criticize them, punish them and ignore them. It is a great sin, if we do it.
Let us pray for our beloved Priests as thanksgiving to God the Father for the gift of the priesthood, the gift of our priests to the Church.
Let us pray that priests be filled with the love of Christ, that they will be secure in their identity and vocation and alive with the power of the Holy Spirit.
May G-d Bless them and fill them with the power of Holy Spirit
Jesus said: “â€˜I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.\’ â€¦Jesus said to them, â€˜Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. â€¦Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him\'” (John 6:51-56).