The Prayer of Saint John Vianney

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The Prayer of Saint John Vianney


I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life.
I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than to live without
loving You.
I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally.
My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it
to You as often as I draw breath.


Prayer by Saint John Vianney


My Jesusโ€ฆwe can only be satisfied by setting our hearts, imperfect as they are, on you. We are
made to love you; you created us as your lovers. It sometimes happens that the more we know
a neighbor, the less we love him. But with you it is quite the opposite. The more we know you,
the more we love you. Knowledge of you kindles such a fire in our souls that we have no energy
left for worldly desires. My Jesus, how good it is to love you. Let me be like your disciples on
Mount Tabor, seeing nothing else but you. Let us be like two bosom friends, neither of whom
can ever bear to offend the other. Amen.


Prayer for Priests by Saint John Vianney


God please give your Church today many more priests after your own heart.
May they be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd.
May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance;
Being examples of humility and poverty;
Shining models of holiness;
Tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God;
Zealous dispensers of your grace in the sacraments.
May their loving devotion to your Son Jesus in the Eucharist and to Mary his Mother
Be the twin fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry.
Amen.


Prayer for Priests through the Intercession of Saint John Marie Vianney


Most gracious Heavenly Father, we thank you for our faithful priests and bishops, whose
spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of
your people.
May our spiritual fathers be guided by the example of St. John Vianney. Give them valiant faith in
the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for you,
their families, and for all your people throughout the world. May the light of your Truth shine
through their lives and their good works.
Assist all spiritual fathers, that through your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in
knowledge and understanding of your Truth. May they generously impart this knowledge to those
who rely on them. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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