Prayer to Saint John Vianney for Parish Priests:
Dear Saint John Vianney,
Your childhood dream was to be a Priest, to win souls for God. You endured years of toil and humiliation to attain the Priesthood. You became a priest truly after God’s own heart, totally devoted to the service of God’s people. The Church has exalted you as model priest and patron of all parish priests. Pray that God may give to His Church today many more priests after His own Heart. Pray for all the priests under your patronage, that they may be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd. May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance; be examples of humility and poverty and shining models of holiness. May their loving devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist and to Mary His Mother be the Twin Fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry. Amen.
(excerpt By Fr. Jason Vidrine, Diocese of Lafayette, Louisianna.)