"The Sacred Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization. Unless we worship God in spirit and in truth, unless we celebrate the Sacred Liturgy with the greatest possible faith in God and faith in the divine action which takes place in Holy Mass, we are not going to have the inspiration and the grace to carry out the New Evangelization"
-- Cardinal Raymond Burke (February 2, 2015. The Wanderer)
For a Son in the Priesthood, or Studying for the Priesthood
Lord Jesus, Eternal priest, bestow on (insert name) the fullness of Your perfection and strength. Remember that he has forsaken all things to give himself entirely to You. In his hours of loneliness and discouragement be close to him, that he may not fail in his sacred duties. Bless his labors with abundant fruit for souls. May all his contacts with others bring them and him closer to Your divine heart.
Give him a sympathetic and understanding heart that he may restore peace and bring consolation to those who have fallen into sin. Give him a generous heart that he may share the sorrows and sufferings of others and be forgetful of his own. Give him a strong heart that he may be ever pure in the midst of a sinful world. Keep always holy his anointed hands, which are privileged to touch your sacred Body, that they may never work to your dishonor. May his lips, which touch you precious Blood, never be the instrument of sin.
And if ever, Lord, through weakness he should fall, then lift him gently to your Sacred Heart. Remember that the world’s possessions are no longer his and that he has nothing left but You. Grant that each precious Host to be consecrated at his hands may bring him closer to You. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make his heart like unto your very own!