This prayer was written by the late Richard James Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston.
Prayer for the Spiritual Protection and Perseverance of Priests
O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Face of Your Son and for love of Him, who is the Eternal High Priest, have pity on your priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the bishop’s hands. Keep them close to You, lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation. Amen.