Jesus, Divine Master and Shepherd,
We honor and bless your tender and merciful heart, the heart of a Good Shepherd. You live in the Pope, in the bishops, in your priests.
We appeal to your most Sacred Heart for our earthly shepherds. The harvest is always great, but the laborers are still very few. Give us holy priests who love your people as you love them: to the point of giving their lives. Bless their priestly labors.
Grant us the grace to take our part in the "priestly service of the Gospel" so that your Word will spread to the limits of the earth. And through the ministry of your faithful priests, may we be among your sheep when you return to call us home to the Father.