"Look at your dignity, you brothers (who are) priests, and be holy since He is holy (cf. Lev 19:2). And as the Lord God has honored you above all other persons because of this ministry, so you should love, reverence, and honor Him above all others. It is a great misery and a miserable weakness that when you have Him present with you in this way, you concern yourselves with anything else in this entire world."
-- St. Francis of Assisi ( On the Priesthood )
Prayer for Priests II
O Jesus, Eternal High Priest live in (name a priest), act in him, speak in, and through him.
Think your thoughts in his mind, love through his heart. Give him your own dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead and guide him always. Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior. Possess his soul; take over his entire personality and life. Replace him with Yourself. Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving; pray in and through him. Let him live in you and keep him in intimate union always. Amen