Prayer for a Deceased Priest

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prayer for a deceased priest

A  priest devotes his whole life to helping his flock get to heaven, by offering the sacraments, praying  for us daily through the Divine Office, and by counseling and teaching his flock.

In your charity, please pray this “prayer for a deceased priest” as often as you remember.

You might also consider praying a rosary at least once a year for priests.

Prayer for a Deceased Priest

O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, N., 
to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, 
according to the Order of Melchisedech, 
giving him the sublime power 
to offer the Eternal Sacrifice,
to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, 
and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. 
We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness 
and to forget his faults, 
admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, 
there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labours. 
This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. 



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