For Priests unfaithful to their vocation
Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, You are the Good Shepherd who gives His life for His sheep. Be a Good Shepherd especially to the poor, straying priests and religious, whom You appointed as leaders of Your people, but who have broken their oath of fidelity to their sacred calling, and have been unfaithful to their holy vocation. Bestow upon these poorest of Your creatures, the Shepherd’s loving care for the sheep that go astray. Touch their hearts with the all-conquering ray of Your grace, of Your compassionate love! Enlighten their spirits and strengthen their wills, so that they may turn their backs to all sin and error, and return to Your holy altar and Your people.
O most gentle Savior, remember that You once purchased the souls of misguided priests and religious with Your precious Blood, and lovingly selected them to bear the inextinguishable mark of priesthood and holy consecration. Bring utterly to naught those deplorable accomplices of Satan who try to undermine the virtue of priests, and imperil their holy priestly ideals. Accept our prayers and sacrifices for the poor misguided priests and religious, and graciously hear us. Amen.