"The priests are the glory and the immovable columns of the Church; they are the doors of the eternal city; through them all reach Christ; they are the vigilant guardians to whom the Lord has confided the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; they are the stewards of the kingʼs house, to assign to each according to His good pleasure His place in the hierarchy."
-- Saint Prosper
Prayer for Priests and Bishops who are Sick
O Sweet Jesus, Eternal High Priest, look favorably upon Thy priest Father (name) whom sickness has cast upon a bed of pain. Draw near to him, lay Thy hand upon him, and heal him by Thy Almighty power. Restore him to health and vigor so that praising Thee he may be able to continue to labor in promoting Thy greater honor and glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.